Dirty Projectors announce new live album 'Sing The Melody', out now

Dirty Projectors announce new live album 'Sing The Melody', out now

In the late fall of 2018, Dirty Projectors went into New York City’s Power Station studios (also graced by Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Bob Dylan) to record road-tested live arrangements of songs they’d been performing on tour throughout the year. The result of those sessions is Sing The Melody, a new, live in-studio album out today, December 10, 2019.

As the next installment of the Domino Documents series, it captures Dirty Projectors at a peak in their touring powers, and the band’s current live iteration of Felicia Douglass (vocals, percussion, keys), Kristin Slipp (vocals, keys), Maia Friedman (vocals, guitar, percussion), Nat Baldwin (bass), Mike Johnson (drums) and founder David Longstreth (vocals, guitar).

Sing The Melody features a number of standout songs from the band’s most recent album, 2018’s Lamp Lit Prose, with thrilling new vocal arrangements, and a rendition of “Cool Your Heart” from their 2017 self-titled release.

Also included is a medley that has been a highlight of the band’s live performances: a cover of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds”, which Longstreth co-wrote, into a version of “Knotty Pine”, a rare fan favorite Longstreth co-wrote with David Byrne during Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca period in 2009.

Dirty Projectors have shared a new video for “FourFiveSeconds”/ “Knotty Pine”, featuring archival footage shot by Ebru Yildiz during the Power Station sessions, and edited by Clayton McCracken. Watch below.


Sing The Melody is available now digitally, on CD, and LP. It follows previous Domino Documents releases chronicling artists’ ever-evolving live arrangements in high fidelity, Julia Holter’s In The Same Room (2017) and Wild Beasts’ Last Night All My Dreams Came True (2018).

Praise for Dirty Projectors live:

“seeing them perform live put their catalogue in a whole new context. They don't need to rely on studio trickery. Their skill is immense and palpable” – Exclaim

“one of the most impressive things about Dirty Projectors is their ability to bring their unique sounds to life on-stage” – QRO Mag

 “Wiry guitar riffs blend into melodies and comprehensive harmonies, while Longstreth curates eccentric stylistic shifts” – MXDWN

 “Dirty Projectors has always been at its best when each of the bandmates could showcase their respective talents, and the newest incarnation is no different.” – Westword

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Dirty Projectors Sing The Melody

Album | 13th December 2019

Sing The Melody, the third installment in the Domino Documents series, captures Dirty Projectors at a peak in their touring powers. It sees the band head into New York City’s Power Station studios to record refined, road-tested live arrangements of standout songs from 2018's Lamp Lit Prose with thrilling new vocal arrangements, as well as renditions of "Cool Your Heart" and other highlights of Dave Longstreth's writing and recording history.

Tracklisting

  • 1Right Now (Live at Power Station)
  • 2What Is The Time (Live at Power Station)
  • 3That’s A Lifestyle (Live at Power Station)
  • 4I Feel Energy (Live at Power Station)
  • 5Cool Your Heart (Live at Power Station)
  • 6FourFiveSeconds (Live at Power Station)
  • 7Knotty Pine (Live at Power Station)
  • 8Break-Thru (Live at Power Station)

Dirty Projectors Sing The Melody

Album | 13th December 2019

Sing The Melody, the third installment in the Domino Documents series, captures Dirty Projectors at a peak in their touring powers. It sees the band head into New York City’s Power Station studios to record refined, road-tested live arrangements of standout songs from 2018's Lamp Lit Prose with thrilling new vocal arrangements, as well as renditions of "Cool Your Heart" and other highlights of Dave Longstreth's writing and recording history.

Tracklisting

  • 1Right Now (Live at Power Station)
  • 2What Is The Time (Live at Power Station)
  • 3That’s A Lifestyle (Live at Power Station)
  • 4I Feel Energy (Live at Power Station)
  • 5Cool Your Heart (Live at Power Station)
  • 6FourFiveSeconds (Live at Power Station)
  • 7Knotty Pine (Live at Power Station)
  • 8Break-Thru (Live at Power Station)
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