Ken Leighton 3 p.m., July 26
#RARE features unreleased songs and recorded conversations.
“#RARE is a collection of song islands and candid skits birthed in my room,” DUDES dude Ryan Solomon says. “They were scraped from the depths of my hard drive and molded into the imperfect lump that you see here. Most of the songs are late night experiments. One-take-jake jams. The skits are taken from various conversations where its participants may or may not have known the microphone was hot. Thanks to all my friends for letting me use their voices without permission! This record in whole represents the last year and a half for me. Thanks again to everyone who was a part of it.”
The collection also includes a few tracks the band made for the 2011 Folgers Jingle Contest, which touted a grand prize of $25,000, a trip to New York, and a custom commercial.
DUDES didn’t win, but that hasn’t stop them from ballin’ gangster tough, anyways.