The Portland-based soul-funk band, Dirty Revival, releases their latest music video, “Lay Me Down”. The pop culture blog, Popwrapped, premiered the video. “Lay Me Down” is one of the 11 tracks off the band’s debut self-titled album, which is available now on CD, vinyl and digitally. WATCH “LAY ME DOWN” VIDEO HERE
As their name suggests, Dirty Revival brings back the gritty, funky, hard-hitting sounds of iconic 70s funk bands, such as P-Funk, Sly & the Family Stone and Earth Wind and Fire. Started in 2013, Dirty Revival rose from a basement in Portland, OR where the members met to jam on a regular basis. Three years of writing, recording and performing live shows helped shape their sound into their signature amalgam of soul, funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, gospel and rock. The group recorded their self-titled debut album in a live setting to capture the energy and rawness of their exuberant live shows. The album’s 11 songs vacillate between musical statements about the ills of society, including drug addiction and racial tensions, and down-and-dirty dance songs meant to get the party going. Fronted by Portland native, Sarah Clarke, on lead vocals, the band also consists of Evan ‘evv’n’flo’ Simko (MC/guitar), Terry Drysdale (drums), Karl Ludwigsen (keyboards), Jon Shaw (bass), Chris Hardin (tenor sax) and Jon Clay (trumpet).