Night two of a three-night residency with Dirty Projectors!
Lamp Lit Prose is described as “the yang to the yin” of Dirty Projectors. Where that self-titled effort found Longstreth expressing his loneliness through glitchy dance songs, this new record brings back bright guitars and intricate vocal harmonies. A press release describes it as “a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band’s trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope.” As a first listen, Dirty Projectors have shared the video for “Break-Thru”, a clear return to new wave-y indie built off dancing guitar work and even harmonica. Longstreth sings of a woman who “opens my days like she always knew,” name dropping Julian Casablancas and Middle Earth along the way. Check out the track via its bird-filled clip, directed by Pecknold’s brother Sean Pecknold, below:
Chicago Based trance pop/experimental rock band Wei Zhongle have joined the bill as very special guests to our Dirty Projectors residency. Founded in 2011 by Rob Jacobs and John McCowen, Wei Zhongle have recorded 7 albums and toured the US and Canada extensively. Their residency opening sets will mark the band’s final performances – featuring retrospective sets highlighting different records from their catalogue each night.