Brooklyn's Dirty on Purpose imbue guitar-driven, shoegazer rock with light, wistful melodies. They continue in the direction of early '90s noise pop like The Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine.
Paul Mahajan and Mark Ephraim (The National, TV On the Radio, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs) are responsible for producing the dynamic sound and varying textures on the band's five-song EP, Like Bees. It features creamy, fuzzed out guitar work that sweeps through the mix on tracks like "Audience in the Room" and "Airshow Disaster." Guest musician Jaymay contributes docile but hypnotic vocals to the song "Like Bees." Thick guitars and George Wilson's shadowy voice make for a powerful cover of the Australian new wave group Real Life's "Send Me An Angel".
All the Dirty on Purpose band members share singing duties and even recruit guest singers for the recording. After the release of the EP Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow, singer and keyboardist Erika Forster left the band to work on the electronic project Au Revoir Simone.
The band recently finished a tour with the electro dance group Fujiya and Miyagi. Like Bees is scheduled to come out in January 2008 on the label North Street Records.