The wait is finally over. Dirty Projectors new album Rise Above is available in finer physical and digital record stores everywhere today. Critics are hailing Dirty Projectors new album as their finest yet, and currently the band is on tour, melting the minds of audiences everywhere. Pitchfork, NPR and Mojo are among the many media outlets who are singing the praises of Rise Above.
Also, don’t miss Dirty Projectors inclusion in Paper Thin Walls weekly “Listening Party” feature, where they stream an album in its entirety, while getting a track by track commentary from the artist. Not only can you listen to the whole album, but Dave Longstreth shares his insights into the thought process behind Dirty Projectors latest release.
The title track from Rise Above was featured today on NPR’s Song of the Day, where you can also stream the song. NPR’s Michael Katzif said, “On the title track, as with much of the record, Longstreth neatly entangles crisp guitar playing, a chorus of female voices and a sturdy back beat, and takes the songs far away from punk and into less easily labeled territory. The song mixes the soaring vocal heroics of soul, the bite of ’60s rock and subtle allusions to the dance grooves of Afrobeat, as Longstreth’s voice channels Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley via Antony & The Johnsons.”
The wait is finally over. Dirty Projectors new album Rise Above is available for pre-order in the Dead Oceans store on CD and LP formats. Customers who prefer vinyl will also receive a coupon to download an MP3 version of the album. Also, beginning this week Dirty Projectors launch an extensive North American tour. Yacht, Vampire Weekend, White Rainbow and Ecstatic Sunshine are opening dates along the way — check the link below to see which fantastic line-up is headed to your town.
The legend of Dirty Projectors has been closely tied to their jaw-dropping live performances, so when the band announces a six week headlining North American tour, it is time to pay close attention. Their new album, Rise Above, has finally captured the band’s live energy and momentum, but there is still something undeniable about witnessing Dirty Projectors in the flesh.
For an incredibly unique take on the Dirty Projectors live show, check out their recent “take away show” videos recorded by the La Blogotheque. It’s a truly special, one-of-a-kind performance.