Dirty Projectors announce new album, unveil new song, share tour dates, make friends with birds, bring back those blue and red bubbles we all love

Dirty Projectors announce new album, unveil new song, share tour dates, make friends with birds, bring back those blue and red bubbles we all love
Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg

My abacus may be slightly off, but it feels like only one year, four months, and two days ago that Dirty Projectors announced their previous album, Dirty Projectors. At any rate: time is just a construct of the mind, and today, Dirty Projectors have announced their brand new album, Lamp Lit Prose.

As a contrast, or perhaps reaction to last year’s self-titled effort, which re-cast Dirty Projectors as a more-or-less Dave Longstreth solo project, Lamp Lit Prose is all about collaborators, collaborators, and — wow Dave Longstreth knows a lot of musical people — more collaborators. Aside from the longtime Dirty Projectors rhythm section of Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson, Longstreth’s cohorts on this lamp lit endeavor include Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Haim, Rostam, Robin Pecknold, and Dear Nora.

To go along with their album announcement/humble brag of how many friends they have, Dirty Projectors have also shared a video for a new song called “Break-Thru,” as well as a laundry list of tour dates that start next week. If the last album wasn’t your thing, “Break-Thru” is more upbeat and twangy than anything off of that. If the last tour announcement wasn’t your thing…uhh, I hope you think shows in cities like Arcosanti, or at venues called Meow Wolf are cool?

Anyway, scroll on down to check out the artwork for Lamp Lit Prose — featuring the classic Dirty Projectors aesthetic of one blue bubble and one red bubble — watch the bird-heavy video for “Break-Thru,” and see if Dirty Projectors are coming to a town or delightfully named venue near you.

Lamp Lit Prose is out July 13 on Domino and can be pre-ordered here.



Computer screen-lit tracklisting:

01. Right Now (feat. Syd)
02. Break-Thru
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)

Dirty Projectors tour dates:

05.12.18 — San Diego, CA — Music Box
05.13.18 — Arcosanti, AZ — FORM
05.15.18 — Austin, TX — The Mohawk
05.16.18 — New Orleans, LA — Republic
05.18.18 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
05.19.18 — Nashville, TN — Exit In
05.21.18 — St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room
05.22.18 — Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall
05.23.18 — Detroit, MI — El Club
05.25.18 — Toronto, ON — The Great Hall
05.26.18 — Montreal, QC — Belmont
05.27.18 — Boston, MA — Boston Calling Festival
05.29.18 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
05.30.18 — New York, NY — PUBLIC ARTS
06.01.18 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
06.02.18 — Philadelphia, PA — The Roots Picnic
06.03.18 — New York, NY — The Governors Ball Music Festival
06.12.18 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre
06.13.18 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre
06.15.18 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel
06.16.18 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel
06.17.18 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel
06.19.18 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
06.21.18 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile
06.22.18 — Vancouver, BC — Vogue (TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
06.23.18 — Calgary, AB — Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
06.25.18 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
06.26.18 — Denver, CO — Bluebird Theater
06.28.18 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf
06.29.18 — Dallas, TX — Trees
06.30.18 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
07.27-29.18 — Niigata Prefecture, Japan — Fuji Rock Festival
08.09-11.18 — Gothenburg, Sweden — Way Out West Festival
08.09.18 — Haldern, Germany — Haldern Pop Festival - Main Stage
08.10.18 — Copenhagen, Denmark — HAVEN Festival - Main Stage
08.14.18 — Berlin, Germany — Heimathafen
08.15.18 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin)
08.16.18 — Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium — Pukkelpop
08.16-19.18 — Brecon Beacons, Wales — Green Man Festival
08.19.18 — Glasgow, Scotland — The Art School
08.20.18 — Leeds, England — Riley Smith Hall (Leeds Uni)
08.21.18 — London, England — Village Underground
08.22.18 — London, England — Village Underground
08.24-26.18 — Boulogne-Billancourt, France — Rock En Seine

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