[first listen] The Dirty Dishes release new single "Hush," sophomore EP out in March

2010: The year the Dirty Dishes released their self-titled EP.
2011: The year everyone pegged the Dirty Dishes to blow the fuck up.
2012: The year the Dirty Dishes blew the fuck up.


Yesterday the artsy Boston rock quartet posted a new single, "Hush," and the seductive track is just screaming for national attention. It's the first selection off THE DIRTY DISHES upcoming EP, The Most Tarnished Birds, and an appropriate sonic cousin to the band's still-forceful 2010 single "Deer In Headlights."

There's just this... aura... around the song, a hypnotic whirlwind that's at times psychedelic and other times destructive. "Hush" does what the Dishes do best, juxtaposing sounds and styles that create an aural headtrip of both grace and distortion, maintaining Jenny Tuite's vocal beauty while the shit hits the musical fan around her. Tuite's voice has this Alice In Wonderland psyche to it, and could very well soundtrack the oncoming apocalypse and made everything seem OK. Is the world falling around her and she doesn't care, or is she in on it and simply knows better? The answer lies somewhere in the last 28 seconds of "Hush."

A pre-order session for the new EP starts February 6 via, and The Most Tarnished Birds gets officially released Sunday, March 4 at Great Scott on a superhero bill featuring the rejuvenated Magic Magic, a Devil And A Penny, and the Boston debut of Team Spirit -- the new "rock band" from Ayad Al Adhamy of Passion Pit; we premiered their demo a few months ago. Hot damn.

The Dishes also play a secret show with Bad Rabbits this Saturday -- we told you about it last week, so RSVP if you haven't -- and hit the Brighton Music Hall stage March 25 opening for Cloud Nothings.

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