Jai Ho! Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca Set for Release in June, Which May or May Not Be A Concept Album About a Mermaid Triumphing in the Face of Adversity

On June 9, Domino (in conjunction with Domino the rapper) will release Bitte Orca, Dirty Projectors' fifth LP and follow-up to 2007's life-altering-because -- really -- everything-alters-your-life-whether-you-know-it-or-not Rise Above (TMT Review). The album will be preceeded by a single, "Stillness Is the Move," which will include B-sides and a Lucky Dragons remix.

Meanwhile, Dirty Projectors have added two new touring members, bassist Nat Baldwin (TMT Review) and vocalist Haley Dekle, according to P4K. They'll play some scattered U.S. dates starting today that will take them to SXSW and then ultimately to England. While they're in London, Bang on a Can will debut a work by head DP member Dave Longstreth at New York's Kaufman Center.

Meanwhile, another album is already in the bag, according to Billboard. We expect details shortly. Jai ho, indeed!

Bitte Orca tracklist:

1. Cannibal Resource
2. Temecula Sunrise
3. The Bride
4. Stillness Is the Move
5. Two Doves
6. Useful Chamber
7. No Intention
8. Remade Horizon
9. Fluorescent Half Dome
02.27.09 - Bennington, VT - Bennington College Student Center *
02.28.09 - Haverford, PA - Lunt Basement
03.06.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center
03.07.09 - Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College Gardner Lounge
03.19.09 - Austin, TX - The Parish - SXSW NPR
03.19.09 - Austin, TX - Emo's Annex - SXSW Windish showcase
03.20.09 - Austin, TX - Emo's Jr. - SXSW Pitchfork/Windish bash
03.21.09 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.24.09 - Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms @
03.25.09 - Cardiff, Wales - Clwb Ifor Bach @
03.27.09 - Belfast, Ireland - Black Box @
03.28.09 - Dublin, Ireland - Crawdaddy @
03.29.09 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC2 @
03.31.09 - Brighton, England - Komedia @
04.01.09 - Manchester, England - Mint Lounge @
04.02.09 - London, England - Scala @
04.03.09 - Bristol, England - Arnolfini @
04.04.09 - Coventry, England - Taylor Johns House @

* Icy Demons

@ Lucky Dragons, Polar Bear

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