DIRTY PROJECTORS - JAPAN 2018

December 10, 2018 – 5:11 am

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DIRTY PROJECTORS
Japan 2018 [no label, 1CD]

Fuji Rock Festival. Red Marquee, Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa, Japan; July 29, 2018. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Will Schube, noisey.vice.com:

Led by Dave Longstreth, the band has had a revolving door of collaborators across eight albums. For a while, Dirty Projectors were a Brooklyn daydream. What started as the dorm room project of eventual Yale dropout Dave Longstreth eventually morphed into a six-piece band leading the Williamsburg brigade with Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, and TV On the Radio right beside them. Of these groups, Longstreth’s was the most audacious, the most actively experimental - spawning from the principal songwriter’s early days as a music major focusing in on classical music.

Dirty Projectors started as a Longstreth solo project, the DIY wanderings of a folk-leaning collagist, pulling parts from every genre imaginable and pasting them beneath his warbly, nervous voice. When he got to Brooklyn, he lived with the dudes from Vampire Weekend and began to play with them, as well as current Dirty Projectors bassists Nat Baldwin and a few collaborators who would come and go. By the time Longstreth was gearing up to record Rise Above, his re-imaging (from memory) of Black Flag’s music, he recruited Amber Coffman to join the band, in addition to drummer Brian McOmber. To tour that record, Angel Deradoorian hopped aboard, and what was once the wild, unhinged musings of a man with endless talent, became one of the most exciting bands in the world.

What we never realized, though, was that Dirty Projectors always was and always would be Longstreth’s band. The group has rotated around him, and he’s bent its various members to his indomitable and at times overbearing will. When he and Coffman broke up sometime after the release of 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan, that was it for the band. Longstreth disappeared for five years, only to re-emerge with a solo record that revealed uncomfortable details about his feelings towards Coffman. It was aggressively honest at best, vengeful at worst (“What I want from art is truth/What you want is fame”), and its not quite coherent sound resulted in Longstreth’s weakest effort since Dirty Projectors became a band.

After a long gap of half a decade between Swing Lo Magellan and Longstreth’s 2017 solo release, he’s returned again, just a year later, this time with a full band, to release Lamp Lit Prose. Bassist Nat Baldwin has returned to the group, as has drummer Mike Johnson, but the women who arguably helped Longstreth pioneer the sound his band’s most known for, its harmonies, have been replaced. Now singing for the group are Felicia Douglass, Maia Friedman, and Kristin Slipp.

In July 2018, Dirty Projectors released the group’s eighth studio album, Lamp Lit Prose.

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. I Found It in U * 5:02
Track 02. Break-Thru * 4:01
Track 03. What Is the Time * 3:31
Track 04. Cannibal Resource 4:28
Track 05. Beautiful Mother 3:06
Track 06. I Feel Energy * 4:45
Track 07. No Intention 6:01
Track 08. Swing Lo Magellan 2:59
Track 09. That’s a Lifestyle * 5:03
Track 10. Cool Your Heart 5:06
Track 11. Keep Your Name/Impregnable Question 8:00
Track 12. Zombie Conqueror * 4:38
Track 13. Right Now * 5:04
62 mins

* Tracks from Lamp Lit Prose.

Lineup:
Dave Longstreth - guitar, vocals
Nat Baldwin - bass
Maia Friedman - guitar, vocals
Kristin Slipp - keyboards, vocals
Felicia Douglass - vocals, percussion
Mike Johnson - drums

Click here to order Lamp Lit Prose.

  1. 11 Responses to “DIRTY PROJECTORS - JAPAN 2018”

  2. This ain’t shit . Give us what all of us want and that’s Classic Rock . Get with the program.

    By Derrick on Dec 10, 2018

  3. Too right it’s not D’rick! We’re with the programme, where ‘n the heck are YOU?
    ;)

    By swappers on Dec 10, 2018

  4. Go to So many roads to ease my soul ( blog ) they have mostly classic rock .

    By Ron on Dec 10, 2018

  5. Also Brooklyn Steve ( if he hasn’t been removed again for posting official releases again ) guitars 101 also has lots of classic rock.

    By Ron on Dec 10, 2018

  6. Those blogs also don’t have People obsessed with male genitalia. They actually talk music.

    By Ron on Dec 10, 2018

  7. Rumor has it the lead guitarist gots a big un

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2018

  8. Rumor has it the other band members all gots little uns

    By U L E on Dec 10, 2018

  9. Size matters ‘ sorry all you small guys

    By Rhonda on Dec 10, 2018

  10. Never heard of them.

    I don’t know what the program(me) is on here, but I’m pleased Swappers does. What is it, actually?

    Speaking entirely for myself, the more kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll, the better.

    Still, looking on the bright side I’ve cut my Seconal intake since those Incredible String Band CDs were posted.

    By Brian Griffin on Dec 11, 2018

  11. The best Kick ass music is Kick Ass Kiss . More kiss is what everyone really wants .

    By Kiss Fanatic on Dec 11, 2018

  12. Na dudes da 70s is wat everybody wants , not lipsinkin autotune fake modern Muzak

    By Ray Mancini/ boom boom on Dec 11, 2018

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