New York's Dirty on Purpose returns with another collection of pop chestnuts, these louder and fuzzier than those on their debut. The essential elements are still in place: sweet, dreamy vocals are still far to the fore and the group's knack for melancholy melody hasn't faded, but they're rowdier and messier and more willing to smudge the clean lines that cage in their compositions. "Light Pollution" is airy and assured, but the guitars that propel it are grizzled and growling. Hallelujah Sirens is a straight shot of C86 joy — twenty years after the fact.
By Joshua Gould on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Straight-forward, brawny rock & roll from a Boston trio, TAB the Band's debut album mines heavy classic-rock territory for these eleven tracks.
By Alex Benenson on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A year and a half after their strong debut full-length, Hallelujah Sirens, Brooklynites Dirty on Purpose have returned with five more tracks of shoegaze somnambulance. From the guitars swaddled in static blankets, it...
By Amelia Raitt on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Though they employ the same rigid guitars as bands like Interpol and the Chameleons, New York's Dirty on Purpose have a slightly sunnier disposition. Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow recalls the halcyon days of indie...
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.