Dirty Projectors to release 12-inch-long remix of “The Socialites.” Are they compensating for something?

Dirty Projectors to release 12-inch-long remix of "The Socialites." Are they compensating for something?

If you’ve ever sat around idly listening to Dirty Projectors at some point and thought “Gee, this is cool stuff and all, but I’d really be sold if this band somehow sounded a little more like Hot Chip” (and I think it’s safe to say that we all have), I’ve got some sweet news for you! Dirty-Dave Longstreth and co. are finally giving us all what we really want: simpler, longer, more autotuned, and more repetitive versions of their songs without all that “compositionally adventurous” bullshit gumming up the works. Thank GOD!

Yup, the band has announced a collection of remixes of the track “The Socialites,” a track from from last year’s critically-acclaimed-by-someone-somewhere-but-not-by-us-that’s-for-goddamn-sure-motherfuckers Swing Lo Magellan LP. Three versions of the jam in question will be kicked out on May 13 by Domino, in both digital and “white label 12” vinyl” formats that will feature remixes from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, AlunaGeorge, and FaltyDL. But if, like me, you just cannot wait to be rocked, you can pre-order the thing now at the Domino site while you check out Goddard’s remix below. Ahhh, finally: now these are some drum beats you can set your watch to!

The Socialites (Remixes) 12-inch tracklist:

A. The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)
B1. The Socialites (AlunaGeorge Remix)
B2. The Socialites (Falty DL Remix)

Upcoming DP dates:

04.17.13 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall ^
04.18.13 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^
041.9.13 - Portsmouth, NY - Portsmouth Singer-Songwriter Festival
04.20.13 - Providence, RI - Brown University
05.10.13 - Napa, CA - Bottle Rock Festival
05.17-19.13 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
05.24-27.13 - George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
005.26.13 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling
06.06.13 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion #
06.07.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts #
06.08-09.13 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
06.10.13 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre #
06.11.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE #
06.12.13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
06.13.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (Early Show)
06.14.13 - Chicago, IL L-incoln Hall (Late Show)
06.14-6.16.13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo

^ Delicate Steve
# The National

• Dirty Projectors: http://dirtyprojectors.net
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.us

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