Bitte Orca, the remarkable 2009 effort from Dirty Projectors, changed the game dramatically for the art-rock band, thrusting them onto major festival bills and into sold-out concert halls. And, deservedly so. Still, the extent that Dirty Projectors toured behind the record made it seem like it would be a long while before we got anything new from the band (not to mention the fact that some members were even branching off to other projects and collaborations).
Well, it seems like we might have a new Dirty Projectors record sooner than anticipated, at the band just made the following encouraging post on their Facebook: “hey all, dave longstreth has been working on new songs since january, and we are all getting really psyched! the band is getting together later this month to hang, listen and prepare. recording this summer. so excited for the next chapter! thanks so much for all your support ♥”
We will keep you posted on further developments, but look forward to a new Dirty Projectors in the foreseeable future.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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