For a Bigger City
Though bandleader Dave Longstreth seems to be trying to fade into the background, the Dirty Projectors' original sound still bears his stamp of characteristic weirdness on their new album, Bitte Orca, leaked online late last week.
Late last week, a new Projectors album (Bitte Orca, which I believe is German for "please kill a whale") was leaked on the internet. The band's label, Domino Records, is doing a bit of damage control by going ahead and releasing the track "Stillness Is the Move" on their site. The music on this new album is somewhat of a departure from their last, 2007's Rise Above, but that's to be expected considering that it was a cover of Black Flag's Damaged entirely from memory. Practically everything is a departure for these guys, which is refreshing. On the single, singers Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian seem to take a more central role in the proceedings, but Longstreth's mashed up, herky jerky songwriting makes it all possible. His guitar sounds kinda weird, too.