Lamp Lit Prose
Released: 13th July 2018
After a five year absence, Dirty Projectors returned last year with a self-titled album full of band mastermind David Longstreth’s heartbreak. A year later, Longstreth and the band are back with a new record, Lamp Lit Prose, and a revitalized attitude.
Due out July 13th via Domino, 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.” Produced by DP bandleader Dave Longstreth at his L.A. studio, the album features a stacked guest list, including features from Haim, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Rostam (formerly of Vampire Weekend), Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, and Dear Nora.
First single “Break-Thru,” sounds more immediately Dirty Projectors-ish than anything on the self-titled album, with the sort of King Sunny Ade-style clean guitar licks that characterized classic albums like Bitte Orca.