Announce New Live Album, Sing The Melody, Out Now
Share New Video for “FourFiveSeconds” / “Knotty Pine” – Watch HERE
Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz
Praise for Dirty Projectors live:
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.
|“FourFiveSeconds” / “Knotty Pine” video still
Alongside the release, 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 the video for “FourFiveSeconds” / “Knotty Pine” HERE
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).
|Get Sing The Melody now:
DIGITAL | PHYSICALListen to Lamp Lit Prose, Dirty Projectors’ latest studio album, HERE