Domino records have just announced Dirty Projectors’ highly anticipated sixth album, Swing Lo Magellan. The album will be available on July 9th in the UK and Europe and July 10th in North America.
With Swing Lo Magellan, David Longstreth shows that beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, he 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.
“It’s an album of songs, an album of songwriting,” says Longstreth.
The songs of ‘Swing Lo Magellan’ have sprung from twelve long months of constant writing and recording in a “weird house” in Delaware County, New York. 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 for the past year. The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were then whittled down from about forty finished demos. The finished recordings almost display impressions of this informal working style and Longstreth states the the album is a “collection of moments”. The performances feel warm and imperfect, and this intimacy is somewhat of a new look for this band, a very good new look after all.
Have a little sample for yourself, with Dirty’s Projectors new song “Gun Has No Trigger”.
The track listing for their upcoming album is as follows:
1. Offspring Are Blank 7. Maybe That Was It
2. About to Die
3. Gun Has No Trigger 9. See What She Seeing
4. Swing Lo Magellan 10. The Socialites
5. Just From Chevron 11. Unto Caesar
6. Dance For You
Dirty Projectors Tour Dates:
July 10 – Brooklyn NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
July 13-15 (exact date TBA) – Chicago IL – Pitchfork Festival
Words: Ellie Rumbold