Now eight albums in, the Dirty Projectors have become quite the legacy act in the indie realm, despite their continuing ability to offer something fresh with every one of their albums. And in their upcoming ninth record Lamp Lit Prose, due July 13 via Domino, frontman Dave Longstreth uses that legacy to pull in some fantastic collaborators.
Aside from the usual Dirty Projectors rhythm section of Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson (once again RIP to the heavenly backing vocal duo of Angel Deradoorian and Amber Coffman), Longstreth gets Haim, Robin Pecknold, Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Rostam Batmanglij and Dear Nora all to dip their hands for this project.
This comes as a sharp contrast to the Projectors’ self-titled previous LP, which more-or-less solidified the group as a Dave Longstreth solo outfit.
To accompany this album announcement, the band has released its lead single titled “Break-Thru,” which, though lacks one of the aforementioned collaborators, name drops Julian Casablancas, Federico Fellini and Pablo Picasso. The song itself is more of a callback to the group’s late 2000s projects such as Rise Above and Bitte Orca, with a twangy lead guitar line that offers a distinction from the electronics-driven self-titled record.
Check out the avian-influenced music video for “Break-Thru,” as well as further album information below.
Lamp Lit Prose Track List
01. Right Now (feat. Syd)
03. That’s A Lifestyle
04. I Feel Energy (feat. Amber Mark)
05. Zombie Conqueror (feat. Empress Of)
06. Blue Bird
07. I Found It In U
08. What Is The Time
09. You’re The One (feat. Robin Pecknold & Rostam)
10. (I Wanna) Feel It All (feat. Dear Nora)