Dirty Projectors’ new album Lamp Lit Prose is out July 13 on Domino.
Produced by Dave Longstreth at his studio Ivo Shandor in Los Angeles, the new album features guest appearances from Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, HAIM, Rostam, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, and Dear Nora, as well as longtime DPs’ rhythm section Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson.
‘Lamp Lit Prose’ arrives just over a year after 2017’s self-titled ‘Dirty Projectors.’ Here Longstreth’s band returns with a new album that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors’ world, intricate vocal harmony too. ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band’s trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope.
Dirty Projectors recently went on their first tour in five years. Longstreth will be joined on the road 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).