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Video: Dirty Projectors “Gun Has No Trigger” (Live at Williamsburg Music Hall)

Today marks the release of Dirty Projectors‘ sensational new LP Swing Lo Magellan on Domino Records.  Yesterday, Pitchfork posted Grayson Currin’s phenomenal review and named the album “Best New Music”, proving that the music blogging behemoth still, occasionally, gets it right. Last night, The Bowery Presents, offered fans the opportunity to live stream the band’s performance at Williamsburg Music Hall via YouTube (watch the entire show). I watched, slack-jawed, from my computer in Indianapolis, struggling to comprehend how the vocals could be so pitch perfect throughout.

Below, watch Dirty Projectors’ rendition of Swing Lo Magellan‘s lead single “Gun Has No Trigger.” The video is just a snippet of what has quickly become one of my favorite releases of the year. Watch as frontman Dave Longstreth careening vocals wobble confidently over the hypnotic siren’s call of the background singers.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: Dirty Projectors “Dance For You”

Friday has arrived, and that means that it is time for hand claps, jocular guitar riffs and an uninhibited boogie. Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors will release their latest LP Swing Lo Magellan on July 10. Yesterday, the band offered listeners their first taste in the form of the delectable “Dance for You.” If the first single is any indication, we are in for a treat. Here, we find leading man David Longstreth stripping the Projectors sound down to the essentials. “There is an answer. I haven’t found it, but I will keep dancing til’ I do,” Longstreth sings on the song’s hook.  I humbly beg to differ sir, the answer is hand claps. Please keep them coming.

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Written by Rob Peoni