Band submission. Dirty River are a three-piece rock/garage/alternative band from the Hudson Valley, New York. They dropped their debut self-titled album in June of this year. The band incorporates a lot of blues influence into their music, which is often played with some slacker-rock sensibilities. The vocals are sung (almost spoken) with a lonely, lazy drawl that rarely carries a proper melody, but always matches the lyrical themes and the musical attitude they put forward, which is usually very bleak and bored, in a good way. The vocals could be said to sound like somewhat reminiscent of Lou Reed or Ian Curtis, if they were to be compared. The guitar lets out a thick, warm, down-trodden rumble on the low end, and a sharp bite on the high end. It's backed by drums that can either be punchy with the snare, or meandering with the toms. This album is great, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and definitely suggest checking it out. It's definitely got a unique reverb-coated sonic aesthetic which is certainly worth experiencing. Enjoy.