Dirty Projectors shame all those amateur holiday carolers by dropping new live album Sing The Melody TODAY via Domino

Dirty Projectors shame all those amateur holiday carolers by dropping new live album Sing The Melody TODAY via Domino
Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Hey, great news for you longtime, die-hard DP fans: your boy and girls Dirty Projectors — a band often heralded for their technical proficiency, craftsmanship, and intricacy — have TOTALLY just dropped a new live-in-studio album, entitled Sing The Melody, that they recorded back in 2018 at New York City’s Power Station studios!

Okay, slightly less-great news for you longtime, die-hard DP fans: it mostly features “road-tested live arrangements” from “the band’s most recent album, 2018’s Lamp Lit Prose (uh, and also a rendition of “Cool Your Heart” from that one album).

BUT STILL. There’s also a medley on there (which has been “a highlight of the band’s live performances”) consisting of a cover of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds,” (which Longstreth helped co-write), segueing into a revamp of “Knotty Pine,” a Longsreth/David Byrne co-write dating back to that glorious, glorious Bitte Orca period from ca. 2009. (That’s right: glorious.)

So…all-in-all: PRETTY GOOD NEWS for you longtime, die-hard DP fans?

Anyway, listen, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, okay? Just watch the video for “FourFiveSeconds / Knotty Pine” (also taped live at Power Station) down below, and if you’re so-inclined, snag Sing The Melody in its entirety wherever sung-melodies are sold.


Sing The Melody tune-listing:

01. Right Now
02. What Is The Time
03. That’s A Lifestyle
04. I Feel Energy
05. Cool Your Heart
06. FourFiveSeconds
07. Knotty Pine
08. Break-Thru

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