A new Dirty Projectors‘ album is always good news. Last year the outfit of Dave Longstreth released an eponymous album, his first record in nearly five years, following 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. Luckily, we won’t have to wait that long again as Dirty Projectors have just announced the release of their eighth album, Lamp Lit Prose. Produced by Longstreth in his LA studio, the album features longtime collaborators Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson as well as guest contributions from Syd, Amber Mark, Haim, Dear Nora, Rostam, Empress Of, and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold. Lamp Lit Prose “is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort”, describes the press release. “The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance.”
The news comes paired with the first stellar single, ‘Break-Thru’, and a fittingly jubilant video directed by Sean Pecknold. Watch it below and grab the album when it drops on July 13th via Domino.
In other related good news, Dirty Projectors are also embarking on their first tour in five years with a new touring band. With several live dates in North America and Europe, the tour includes a show in London at Village Underground on August 22nd. Check all their stops and other info on their website.
Greek composer and producer Serafim Tsotsonis, who conquered our ears with his solo compositions, is also one half of Ocean Hope with his sister Angeliki. After releasing Chamber Dreams, a 4-track EP, in 2015, the brother-sister duo have announced the release of their debut full length album, Rolling Days. With a refreshing new energy, as the press release describes, the songs on the new album “are now filtered through propulsive rhythms, kaleidoscopic textures, psychedelic explorations, and a more urgent tone that shines both musically and lyrically.”
Rolling Days arrives on May 25th through Hush Hush Records and ahead of it, the pair have shared the first single ‘Devotion’, serving as a wonderful and enigmatic aural teaser. Take a listen now.
Last week Adult Swim brought us a treat of a new instalment of their singles program by LA’s virtuoso bassist and vocalist Thundercat. Entitled ‘Final Fight’, the song is Thundercat’s first new track since releasing last year’s widely acclaimed album Drunk. ‘Final Fight’ is a funk-fueled gem and you can listen to it below. Just turn your headphones up!
We’re only three weeks away from the release of Mary Lattimore‘s new album, Hundreds of Days, and she had already enticed us with two singles off it. ‘Hello From The Edge of the Earth’ was the first taste lifted from the record and it is now being offered with a visual accompaniment, directed by Issac Williams. Here it is.
Hippo Lite, the second album from Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley’s collaborative duo Drinks, came out last week. Coinciding with its release, the pair have shared a video for the charmingly weird and brilliant single ‘Corner Shops’. Check it out below. Casey Raymond directs.
Last month we heard and loved ‘Farewell’ and ‘Unknown Destination’, two magnificent, cinematic and striking tracks taken from Kaada‘s upcoming album Closing Statements. With release day quickly and excitingly approaching, the Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist is enticing us even more with a new cut from the record, the poignantly beautiful ‘Home In the Dark’. Take a listen below.
Closing Statements is out on May 25th through Mirakel Recordings.