1 Offspring Are Blank 2 About to Die 3 Gun Has No Trigger 4 Swing Lo Magellan 5 Just From Chevron 6 Dance For You 7 Maybe That Was It 8 Impregnable Question 9 See What She Seeing 10 The Socialites 11 Unto Caesar 12 Irresponsible Tune Out July 10th on Domino Records. Written, Arranged and Produced by David Longstreth Performed by Nathaniel Baldwin, Björk, Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Angel Deradoorian, David Longstreth and Brian Mc Omber Recorded at Rare Book Room, 4/28-5/1 2010 by Nicolas Vernhes Assisted by Tom Gloady Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes, with David Longstreth and Björk Mastered by Joe Lambert Mount Wittenberg trailers directed by Matthew Lessner Photography by Jake Longstreth Additional design by Rob Carmichael, SEEN Björk thanks: James Merry Damian Taylor David Beal Derek Birkett Scott Rodger Mat Whittington Dirty Projectors thanks: Jake Longstreth Niles Baldwin Jake Friedman Alec Bemis Janey & Mike Heatherington John & Carolyn Longstreth Special thanks: Laurence Bell, Harry Martin, Peter Berard, Jonny Bradshaw and Morgan Lebus at Domino Records Loren Chodosh Steve Choo Erin Potts and Air Traffic Control Ian Rogers and Top Spin Enric Sala and National Geographic Society Brandon Stosuy and Stereogum Jonathan Sulkow and Prod4Ever In April 2009, Brandon Stosuy from asked me if we wanted to play a benefit concert at a bookstore in New York. Björk asked me what we should do, and I said, "I don't know, I guess I'd really love to write a bunch of new songs for us to sing together? Produced By David Longstreth Recorded By Robbie Moncrieff at the Yale Union.
PRE-ORDER HERE Limited Edition Swing Lo Magellan LP Vinyl ≥ Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies ≥ 180 Gram Vinyl ≥ Deluxe Tip-On Embossed Gatefold Sleeve ≥ 11" x 22" Embossed Fold-out Lyric Tablet ≥ High Fidelity 24bit WAV files MP3 Download Card Gun Has No Trigger Tablet Of Values ≥ 8" x 8" Square Vinyl Single Pressed on Tablet Thick Audiophile-Grade Vinyl (equivalent to 200 GM @ 12") ≥ Limited to 1000 copies worldwide (pre-order while supplies last) ≥ A Side Features Single 'Gun Has No Trigger' Cut @ 45 RPM ≥ B Side Features Sumerian Akkadian Cuneiform Etching Of Complete Lyrics Of "Gun Has No Trigger" Translated By Dr. Portland, OR Additional Prodution by Nicolas Vernhes at the Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, NY Drums Recorded by Brian Mcomber and David Longstreth at Flavorzone, Brooklyn, NY Additional Vocal Recording at the Type Foundry, Portland, OR Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes and David Longstreth Mastered by Joe Lambert All songs written by David Longstreth Except 4 written by David Longstreth and Amber Coffman All rights controlled and administered by Domino Publishing Co. USA (ASCAP) in North America Dirty Projectors: David Longstreth Amber Coffman Angel Deradoorian Brian Mcomber Nat Baldwin plays Bass on 2,6.
Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new songs and beats.
The band—Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (bass), Brian Mc Omber (drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) – often joined him, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house’s A-frame attic. The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were winnowed down from about forty finished demos.
The title track Swing Lo Magellan is a gorgeous lament to the night sky.
Amber Coffman’s solo turn on The Socialites adds a compelling new layer to her persona.
Each of these songs is a world unto itself – one that can be explored endlessly.
Indeed, Swing Lo Magellan feels so unique in the context of much of today’s music because it is more about its content than about its frame and reference. Dirty Projectors was formed in 2003 by David Longstreth, using the moniker to release wildly imaginative albums spanning guitar-based experimental song, scored composition, electronic music, hardcore, and medieval vocal polyphony.It's easy, though, to imagine these songs in conversation with each other, and taken together, they seem to be signaling that Coffman is no longer a member.With Swing Lo Magellan, songwriter and band leader David Longstreth shows he really doesn't know how to do the same thing twice. Then he asked us if we wanted to collaborate, and we said yes.Haley Dekle sings additional harmonies on 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 String Quartet on 4, 5, 8, 9: Jordan Dykstra (DIR, VLA), Caleb Russell (VL), Andrew Todd (VL), Anna Fritz (C ).At the dawn of 2011, Longstreth began writing songs for the band’s next LP.