All eyes have been on Dirty Projectors since releasing their 2009 opus Bitte Orca (TMT Review). You hear that, Dave Longstreth? I am looking at you now, perhaps even looking inside you, right into your very soul. Spooky, I know! Yet with all those eyes looking at Dirty Projectors, there’s been little to see or hear concerning a proper follow-up to Bitte Orca. That changes now-ish, due to the following quote posted by the band on their Facebook page (via onethirtybpm):
hey all, dave longstreth has been working on new songs since january, and we are all getting really psyched! the band is getting together later this month to hang, listen and prepare. recording this summer. so excited for the next chapter! thanks so much for all your support ♥
♥, indeed! If all goes as planned, Dirty Projectors will be heading into the studio sometime this summer, presumably to work on their next full-length record. Let’s get the rumor mill started this very second. From what I’ve been hearing, the band, much as they did on 2007’s Rise Above (a reinterpretation from memory of Black Flag’s Damaged), are returning to the inspiration pool of SST Records. Specifically, I have reason to believe, based on absolutely no evidence, that their new record will be a track-by-track tribute to The Descendents’ ALL, in which the one-second title track is transformed into a nine-minute art-rock epic.
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