from Dirty Projectors' took the twitterspehere by storm last night as new
track Dance For You was given its online debut ahead of their upcoming tour
dates. The tour will also be the first time to catch their new material from
their sixth studio album, Swing Lo Magellan released on July 9th.
Lo Magellan, David Longstreth shows he really doesn't know how to do
the same thing twice. This time, beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania
and neophilia, and beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation,
Longstreth has found the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul.
Same as it ever was. And this must be exactly the place where he's planted the
seeds for his band's finest album to date.
The songs of Swing
Lo Magellan are culled from a sprawling twelve months of constant
writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York (four hours
northwest of the city). Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new
songs and beats. The band - Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin
(bass), Brian McOmber (drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) -joined him
periodically, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house's
A-frame attic (vocalist Angel Deradoorian is on hiatus). The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellanwere winnowed
down from about forty finished demos. The finished recordings bear the impress
of this informal working style: the album is a collection of moments:
accidental, fortuitous, spontaneous. The performances feel warm and imperfect.
Unguarded intimacy is somewhat of a new look for this band, and it turns out
it's a very good look.
Swing Lo Magellan is an album that comes from the hearts of one of the most fearlessly
thoughtful bands of the last ten years. The album has both the handmade
intimacy of a love letter and the widescreen grandeur of a blockbuster, and if
that sounds like a paradox - it's because it was until now.
Listen to the new song ‘Gun Has No Trigger’: www.dirtyprojectors.net
Tour dates, tickets and info: http://www.gigsandtours.com/Search/?q=dirty+projectors