Dirty Projectors share new track "That's A Lifestyle"
14th June 2018
Dirty Projectors unveil “That’s A Lifestyle,” the second song released from the forthcoming album Lamp Lit Prose, out July 13th on Domino.
“That’s A Lifestyle” is a protest song, wrapping fiery, passionate lyrics in a beautiful melody, and the guitar arrangement finds acoustic 12-strings exploding into electric bursts and squelches. The video evokes Greco-Roman figures in minimalist hand drawn animations and was created by Kitty Faingold.
Read an interview with Dave and Kitty, the creator/animator of the video, here.
They discuss bringing the song to life as a series of ethereal animated sketches, Cronus the Greek God, the visual metaphor of broken statues as a vanishing empire and much more.
Lamp Lit Prose was produced by Dave Longstreth at his studio Ivo Shandor in Los Angeles and features guest appearances from SYD, EMPRESS OF, AMBER MARK, ROSTAM, ROBIN PECKNOLD, and DEAR NORA, as well as long-time DPs’ rhythm section Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson.
Lamp Lit Prose is available on CD, LP, and digitally here. The Deluxe LP is pressed on 180 gram limited edition red and blue starburst vinyl which contains a 16 page 6x11 libretto available exclusively on the Domino Mart. You can also pre-order the mystery color LP (red or blue!) from select indie retail shops in the US and UK.
‘Lamp Lit Prose’ Track List:
1. Right Now (feat. Syd)
3. That’s A Lifestyle
4. I Feel Energy (feat. Amber Mark)
5. Zombie Conqueror (feat. Empress Of)
6. Blue Bird
7. I Found It In U
8. What Is The Time
9. You’re The One (feat. Robin Pecknold & Rostam)
10. (I Wanna) Feel It All (feat. Dear Nora)
Dirty Projectors are currently touring for the first time in five years and just played Governor’s Ball and two nights at El Rey in Los Angeles. On stage, Longstreth is joined by Baldwin (bass) and Johnson (drums) as well as three new band members: Felicia Douglass (percussion/vocals), Maia Friedman (guitar/vocals) and Kristin Slipp (keyboards, vocals). All dates are below, and are on-sale now via dirtyprojectors.net.
Dirty Projectors Tour Dates:
6/15/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
6/16/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
6/17/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
6/19/18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
6/21/18 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
6/22/18 - Vancouver, BC – Vogue (TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
6/23/18 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
6/25/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
6/26/18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
6/28/18 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
6/29/18 - Dallas, TX - Trees
6/30/18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
7/29/18 – Niigata Prefecture, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
8/09/18 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival - Main Stage
8/09/18- 8/11/18 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
8/10/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - HAVEN Festival - Main Stage
8/14/18 - Berlin, Germany - Heimathafen
8/15/18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin)
8/16/18- ’T Hasselt, Belgium- Pukkelpop
8/16/18 – 8/19/18 - Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom - Green Man Festival
8/19/18 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - The Art School
8/20/18 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Riley Smith Hall (Leeds Uni)
8/21/18 - London, United Kingdom - Village Underground
8/22/18 - London, United Kingdom - Village Underground (2nd night)
8/24/18- Boulogne Billancourt, France- Rock En Seine