Dirty Projectors Frontman Dave Longstreth Talks New Album in Under the Radar Cover Story

Swing Lo Magellan due July 10th, On Current Cover with Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow

Apr 27, 2012
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Under the Radar caught up with Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth earlier this year to discuss the band's as-of-then unfinished album, Swing Lo Magellan. The record was recently confirmed for a July 10 release by Domino, and the first single "Gun Has No Trigger" has been made available for streaming. The in-depth cover story with Longstreth appears in our Winter Issue, in which is still on newsstands.

During our chat, Longstreth revealed, "The one thing I was trying to do this time around [on Swing Lo Magellan] was follow every idea through from its beginning to its end, and not try to be so much of a sculptor of an idea, where I'm trying to control every piece of it. Let the song just be what it wanted to be a little bit more."

Longstreth also said of the record, "It's a little more Neil Young in spirit. It was us doing it ourselves, recording all the time with just our little tour family around us, and just set up in a little house and going down and getting a cup of tea, and going back up."

Other quotes from Longstreth culled from the article:

"There's not a shitload of overdubbing or editing or correcting. I got really into the idea of the recording being a moment as opposed to kind of a text."

"On Wittenberg, you couldn't pull one thread out of the quilt. This one feels different, like each song is a unit unto itself." 

"I was very antisocial in college. My first two years I spent most of my time by myself." 

"I'm not really the type of person who gets super lonely if people aren't around." 

"It's always been sort of a gradual progression in people following us or listening to our music. On Bitte [Orca], it went up pretty steeply, that angle." 

The Winter Issue also features stories on Twin Shadow and Grizzly Bear discussing their upcoming 2012 albums, and Longstreth is pictured on the cover with those two acts' respective frontmen, George Lewis Jr. and Ed Droste.

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April 28th 2012
11:21am

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