February's record of the month has been - and is for another week - the remarkable self-titled Dirty Projectors album....
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The new Dirty Projectors song ‘Up In Hudson’ is an elegy — to the Obama years, to a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship. Over the course of nine verses and almost eight minutes, the lyrics situate David Longstreth & his band in the vivid textures of the recent past like a millennial Blood On The Tracks. It is a piece of epic storytelling unlike anything else in Dirty Projectors’ discography.
To arrive where we began and know the place for the first time: ‘Up In Hudson’ is an origin story for a new chapter of Dirty Projectors.
The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors — but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated. In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups — this is, as DJ Khaled says, “ANOTHER ONE”!
01. Keep Your Name 02. Death Spiral 03. Up In Hudson 04. Work Together 05. Little Bubble 06. Winner Take Nothing 07. Ascent Through Clouds 08. Cool Your Heart 09. I See You
CD - First pressing featuring O-card CD sleeve. Includes 16-page libretto.
LP - Double LP in a wide spine jacket. Includes 16 page 11 x 11 Libretto, custom etched D-Side and MP3s.
Indie LP - Double LP pressed on clear/black/smoke coloured vinyl in a wide spine jacket. Includes 16 page 11 x 11 Libretto, custom etched D-Side and MP3s.