Sign up for newsletter
 

The Dirt Drifters give Blood

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 – The Dirt Drifters are giving away their "Blood," or at least 30,000 copies of their debut album "This Is My Blood."

Beginning today, The Drifters will be armed at all tour dates with exclusive physical copies. Fans will receive two copies of the CD together and separated by a perforated fold for easy tearing to encourage fans to spread the music.

The Dirt Drifters are recruiting their fans to “get blood” and “give blood” by keeping one disc for themselves and passing along the second album to a friend. Produced by Justin Niebank, the album features their brand new single Always A Reason and debut single Something Better and is now available digitally.

“For us it is all about the music and we want to get it out there,” says lead singer and guitarist Matt Fleener.

“We are not asking for anything in return. If you like what you hear, then tear it and pass it along.”

Vocalist and guitarist Ryan Fleener adds, “We are so excited for this opportunity and have to give a huge shout out to our label president, John Esposito, for making our dream of sharing our music a reality.”

The band will be kicking off the Always A Reason headlining tour this September. The Dirt Drifters are lead singer/guitarist Matt Fleener, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Fleener, vocalist/guitarist Jeff Middleton, bassist Jeremy Little and drummer Nick Diamond.

More news for The Dirt Drifters

CD reviews for The Dirt Drifters

This is My Blood CD review - This is My Blood
Today, "country rock" tends to refer to rock songs that bear a passing resemblance to country music, but they happen to be about living in the country and are thus acceptable for country radio. That wasn't always the case. Artists like Marty Stuart, the Kentucky Headhunters and Steve Earle had hits with rock influences, but those songs never ended up sounding like Bon Jovi with a steel guitar. They were rougher-edged, admittedly, and they may have been louder and more raucous than »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert smiles, dances the night away – Miranda Lambert didn't perform "Tin Man," one of her best, but also one of her saddest songs during this Wildcard tour stop. It's a song sung from the perspective of one who is sad that she has a heart that can be broken. That's not the current condition of Lambert's heart, though. She's apparently in a good... »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

The Mavericks "Play the Hits" When recording its album "Play the Hits," The Mavericks approached this covers album in much the same way the band creates any of its other studio albums. "Above all, we're always trying to reach a certain musical bar that we... »»»
Larue moves "Onward" The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»
Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Country Fuzz
It's not unusual for country artists to include a few party anthems on their albums. These tracks help lighten the mood among a record's heavier moments and make for fun concert numbers. The Cadillac Three »»»
LP5 CD review - LP5
John Moreland's plain, unpretentious title indicates more of the same, but those of you (most of you most likely) expecting another batch of great, but deeply sad songs may find a few surprises on "LP 5."  »»»