Dirty Projectors unveil video for new single ‘Cool Your Heart feat. D∆WN’

Dirty Projectors - Cool Your Heart feat D∆WNWe’re pretty excited about Dirty Projectors‘ upcoming self-titled album. The outfit of David Longstreth has teased us plenty in the last few months, sharing three singles, ‘Up In Hudson’, ‘Little Bubble’ and ‘Keep Your Name’. With the album’s release fast approaching, Dirty Projectors are enticing us further with a new tremendous single, ‘Cool Your Heart’, co-written by Solange and featuring D∆WN on guest vocals. A r’n’b flavoured carnival of sorts, the track also features contributions from Tyondai Braxton on production and Mauro Refosco (Red Hot Chili Peppers / Atoms For Peace) on percussion. ‘Cool Your Heart’ comes with a brilliant time-shifting video, directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore. Watch it now.

Dirty Projectors is out on February 24th via Domino.

Dirty Projectors announce self-titled album, share new single ‘Up In Hudson’

Dirty Projectors - Up In HudsonFor nearly five years, we have been waiting with bated breath for a new album from Dirty Projectors. They are officially back, with their seventh album due next month. The outfit of Dave Longstreth had already teased the follow-up to 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan with ‘Keep Your Name’ and ‘Little Bubble’. Now that an eponymous album has been confirmed, Dirty Projectors are enticing us further with another exquisitely wonderful cut from it called ‘Up In Hudson’. The song “is an elegy — to the Obama years, to a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship”, describes the press release. “Over the course of nine verses and almost eight minutes, the lyrics situate David Longstreth & his band in the vivid textures of the recent past like a millennial Blood On The Tracks.”

Dirty Projectors arrives on February 24th via Domino. Till then, we’ll be listening to ‘Up In Hudson’ over and over again. And you might too.

Watch the video for Dirty Projectors’ new single ‘Little Bubble’

Dirty Projectors - Little BubbleThe follow-up to Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan, one of our favourite albums of 2012, may well be around the corner. Following the beautiful and strange ‘Keep Your Name’, frontman Dave Longstreth has unveiled a new cut, the poignantly beautiful ‘Little Bubble’. Dirty Projectors haven’t officially confirmed a new album but we’re hoping these two tracks are tied to an impending release. ‘Little Bubble’ comes an equally impressive video, co-directed by Longstreth and Adam Newport-Berra.

Dirty Projectors share first new music in four years

Dirty Projectors - Keep Your NameIt’s been four full years since Dirty Projectors released their outstanding and critically acclaimed studio album Swing Lo Magellan, which was one of our Albums Picks of 2012, and the accompanying About To Die EP. Fortunately, the wait is finally over. Earlier this week, the Brooklyn outfit led by producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Dave Longstreth teased their first new material since then in a short clip shared on their social media. Now Dirty Projectors have released a brand new song, the beautiful and strange ‘Keep Your Name’. It comes with a fittingly stunning video co-directed by Longstreth and Elon Rutberg. Watch it. Now.

Mixtape #53 by Oy

The Berlin based duo Oy, made up of Swiss-Ghanian multi-instrumentalist Joy Frempong and drummer / producer Lleluja-Ha, are a treat of a band and we've been hooked on their sounds ever since we first heard them. Oy offer a rich and intoxicating blend of music genres, from electronic and soul to jazz and African music, laced with Joy's engaging and quirky storytelling. So we've asked them to take us on an tour of the sounds that have inspired them and the resulting mixtape below is further evidence of just how versatile they are with genres.