Film At 11: Dirty Sidewalks

Seattle’s Dirty Sidewalks just released debut album Bring Down The House Lights (No-Count), a dozen-song LP that follows 2015 single “It’s Getting Better,” which was featured on Showtime’s Shameless as well as by us here. The trio—brothers Erik and Evan Foster (both guitar/vocals/drum programming; Evan is a vet of both the Boss Martians and Sonics) and good buddy Evan O’Neil (bass)—has refined its sound by play live extensively since forming eight years ago, recently adding drummer Aaron Nicholes to the fold. Bring Down The House Lights opener “Rock And Roll (Save My Soul)” showcases what Dirty Sidewalks do best: Jesus And Mary Chain-inspired fuzz pop ‘n’ roll that’s instantly contagious. Says Erik Foster of the track, “To me, this song has a sinister, late-nite lurker vibe, and in my mind, those vibes are visually synonymous with rundown, old-highway motels. Thankfully, a few of them still exist, untouched. We found a prime example of this out in the middle of nowhere, near where they filmed Twin Peaks. We rented a room and shot the video. As far as I know, they had no idea what we were doing. We killed a bottle of Jameson and shot it in a few hours. Essentially, it’s cinema at it’s finest.” We are proud to premiere “Rock And Roll (Save My Soul)” today on magnetmagazine.com. Watch it now.