With less than a month to go before the release of Dirty Projectors‘ new album, Lamp Lit Prose, and after teasing it with the stellar lead single, ‘Break-Thru’, David Longstreth and co have shared an extraordinary new song, ‘That’s A Lifestyle’. It comes with an accompanying video, directed and animated by Kitty Faingold. Watch it now.
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.
We’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.
For 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.
The follow-up to Dirty Projectors‘ Swing 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.
It’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.