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The Dirty Nil Unleashes ‘Free Rein To Passions (Deluxe)’ LP

The Dirty Nil Spring 2023
[Photo by: Steph Montani]

Ontario-based modern rock trio The Dirty Nil has unleashed a deluxe version of their 2023 LP Free Rein To Passions. Beyond the original 10 tracks, the band shares bonus song, “Am I The Menace,” cover song “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, and nine demos.

“Behold the greatest cover ever recorded, the greatest outtake ever released and so much more at the link in bio. Much luv and hail, hail rock and roll,” the band said on Instagram.

“We were asked to play Kyle’s brother’s wedding as the house band and readily agreed. There was a list of dream covers and this one we laughed at but then learned,” lead singer Luke Bentham explains of the Bonnie Tyler cover.“ From the first time we did it in the jam space, I knew we had a good one. It was probably the highlight of our wedding set and we decided to record it for posterity.” 

Check out the cover below, complete with booming basslines, yearning rock vocals, and more.

Free Rein to Passions (Deluxe) Tracklist:

1. Celebration
2. Nicer Guy
3. Undefeated
4. Atomize Me
5. Land Of Clover
6. Blowing Up Things In The Woods
7. Stupid Jobs
8. 1990
9. Free Rein To Passions
10. The Light, The Void And Everything 
11. Am I The Menace? (Bonus Track)
12. Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
13. Celebration (Demo)
14. Nicer Guy (Demo)
15. Land Of Clover (Demo)
16. Atomize Me (Demo)
17. Blowing Up Things In The Woods (Demo)
18. Stupid Jobs (Demo)
19. Undefeated (Demo)
20. 1990 (Demo)
21. Bye Bye Big Bear (Demo)

Additionally, The Dirty Nil is spending their summer in the U.S. opening for The Menzingers and Lucero from June 5-29 and supporting The Gaslight Anthem and Joyce Manor from July 26-August 11. Check out their full touring schedule below and grab your tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • June 5—Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
  • June 6—Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
  • June 7—Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
  • June 8—Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
  • June 9—Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
  • June 11—Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
  • June 12—Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
  • June 13—Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
  • June 14—Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
  • June 15—Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
  • June 16—Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
  • June 19—Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
  • June 20—Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
  • June 21—Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
  • June 22—Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
  • June 23—Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
  • June 26—Blake, MD @ Madrid
  • June 27—Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
  • June 28—Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
  • June 29—Lansing, MI @ Grewal Hall at 224
  • June 30—Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
  • July 6—Gilbert, PA @ Camp Punksylvania 2024
  • July 26—Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
  • July 27—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
  • July 28—Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
  • July 30—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • July 31—Forest Grove, OR @ Grand Lodge Hotel and Property
  • August 2—San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
  • August 3—Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • August 4—San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
  • August 6—Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
  • August 9—Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
  • August 10—Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
  • August 11—Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
  • September 21—Toronto, Canada @ Great Canadian Casino Resort
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