Dirty Projectors release 'Super João' and live acoustic video of "I Get Carried Away"

Dirty Projectors release 'Super João' and live acoustic video of "I Get Carried Away"

“It’s music that’s built like a Picasso, assembled with a complex and peculiar vision of beauty” —AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
"There’s no lyrical or thematic throughline across 5EPs, but it does capture a more intangible motif: the celebration of creativity and the fortuitous bonds that form in the process." —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Today, Dirty Projectors release Super João, the third in a cycle of 5EPs that marks the band’s growth and transition throughout 2020. Each EP to date has shined a light on a specific band member, and Super João focuses on lead Projector Dave Longstreth. The understated, acoustic and straight-to-tape collection pairs longform melodies with surprising chord progressions to create a mood reminiscent of Arthur Russell, Chet Baker, and—of course—João Gilberto, the Brazilian bossa nova pioneer who passed last year. 

Even in this most isolating of years, Dirty Projectors have shown the power of communal expression. So far we've seen guitarist Maia Friedman lead the inaugural Windows Open, getting “existential with a symphony of swelling strings and complex harmonies” (PAPER) before keyboardist-percussionist Felicia Douglass helmed the super-future soul of Flight Tower, delivering performances that are at once “smooth, expressive, and searching" (GARAGE). 

Watch Dave Longstreth’s live, acoustic performance of “I Get Carried Away” from Super João below.



As with each EP, all the songs were written and produced by Longstreth, who collaborates on lyrics with each of DP’s featured vocalists: Maia Friedma (Windows Open), Felicia Douglass (Flight Tower), and Kristin Slipp (a forthcoming EP). For Super João, Longstreth recorded with his Los Angeles neighbor Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), while the lyrics to “Moon, If Ever” were written with Kyle Field (Little Wings). 

Watch the video for previous single “Holy Mackerel” below.



Check out Entertainment Weekly’s deep dive into the background and making of 5EPs, and read Dave Longstreth’s recent interview with Aquarium Drunkard. The band has also appeared on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, Adult Swim’s Fishcenter, Weekend Edition and more.

On November 13th, the EP cycle will come together in one cohesive, twenty-track anthology entitled 5EPs: available as a standard black double LP, with a clear version exclusive to indie stores, as well as a CD, and a deluxe box set of five 12” colored vinyl. Pre-order below.

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Dirty Projectors 5EPs

Album | 13th November 2020

March’s Windows Open and June’s Flight Tower are the first two installments in a sequence of five Dirty Projectors EPs to come in 2020.

Each EP will feature a different band member on lead vocals — Maia, Felicia, Kristin & Dave — with everyone trading verses on the fifth and final installment. 

Tracklisting

  • 1On The Breeze
  • 2Overlord
  • 3Search For Life
  • 4Guarding The Baby
  • 5Inner World
  • 6Lose Your Love
  • 7Self Design
  • 8Empty Vessel
  • 9Eyes On The Road
  • 10There I Said It
  • 11Bird’s Eye
  • 12Now I Know
  • 13Holy Mackerel
  • 14I Get Carried Away
  • 15You Create Yourself
  • 16Moon, If Ever
  • 17Por Qué No
  • 18Searching Spirit
  • 19No Studying
  • 20My Possession

Dirty Projectors 5EPs

Album | 13th November 2020

March’s Windows Open and June’s Flight Tower are the first two installments in a sequence of five Dirty Projectors EPs to come in 2020.

Each EP will feature a different band member on lead vocals — Maia, Felicia, Kristin & Dave — with everyone trading verses on the fifth and final installment. 

Tracklisting

  • 1On The Breeze
  • 2Overlord
  • 3Search For Life
  • 4Guarding The Baby
  • 5Inner World
  • 6Lose Your Love
  • 7Self Design
  • 8Empty Vessel
  • 9Eyes On The Road
  • 10There I Said It
  • 11Bird’s Eye
  • 12Now I Know
  • 13Holy Mackerel
  • 14I Get Carried Away
  • 15You Create Yourself
  • 16Moon, If Ever
  • 17Por Qué No
  • 18Searching Spirit
  • 19No Studying
  • 20My Possession
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