THE DUDES – BLOOD GUTS BRUISES CUTS

Blood Guts Bruises Cuts may not be for the faint of heart, but as the new album title by The Dudes, ears everywhere should take notice and tune in. Out on June 2nd via LOADmusic/EMI, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts stays true to the rock and roll soul sound that has propelled The Dudes out of the Calgary independent music scene and into the national spotlight.

“The Dudes - now strikingly tight showmen with a full arsenal of future-classic rock songs up their sleeves - have set their eyes on moving beyond the local stage...a rock band capable of taking on the world at large.”
- FFWD Weekly

Sharing tour stages with the likes of Pride Tiger, Two Hours Traffic and Ladyhawk, The Dudes also earned marquee status at events including JunoFest, Sled Island, and V-Fest. They’ve been voted Calgary’s favourite band of 2006, 2007, and 2008 by FFWD readers, landed prominent spots in film (‘Freezer Burn’ starring Crispin Glover and Tom Green), television (‘Heartland’, ‘House Party’), and commercial use (Rogers mp3 phone ad).

Showing enormous artistic growth, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts, produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC), introduces the perfect emotional blend of Al Green and Flaming Lips – soul music and early 1990’s distortion. We just call it awesome.

“With all pistons firing, this is a leaner, meaner Dudes.”
- Beatroute Magazine

Stay tuned for tour dates but in the meantime you’re lucky if you can catch The Dudes first here:
June 13th – Calgary, AB – The 1 Legion (CD release party)
June 17th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (NXNE)
June 19th – St. John’s, NL – Club One (COCA)
June 20th – Toronto, ON – Reverb (NXNE)

For more info and music check out: www.myspace.com/wearethedudes
And here: www.thedudes.ca