Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers... and that goes double for fans of a certain New York band. That's because "Swing Lo Magellan," the new album by Dirty Projectors, is streaming online this week, one of the few offerings in a pretty slim week. It's one of those infrequent album streams available from the New York Times, which combines an article about the band with the chance to hear the artist's new album. (They did this with The National's "High Violet" last year.)
"Gun Has No Trigger" from the new Dirty Projectors album.
In this case, the Times interviews the band's frontman, David Longstreth, asking him about topics ranging from his approach to running rehearsals to the influences on his songs (which include the Bible and Lil Wayne).
Check out the stream of "Swing Lo Magellan" below, then watch their NYC concert live on July 9th on the Bowery Presents YouTube channel. You can also see Dirty Projectors live on July 10th at a benefit concert for Celebrate Brooklyn, with Wye Oak and Purity Ring (tickets still available as of July 4th).
New York Times:
"Swing Lo Magellan" by Dirty Projectors (with an interview with David Longstreth)
NPR First Listen:
"Still Runnin' Round In The Wilderness" by Matt Munisteri (jazz guitar)
"Debo Band" by Debo Band
"Positive Force" by Delicate Steve
Spinner.com's Listening Party:
"Freak Out!" by Teenage Bottlerocket
"Frightened" by Easter Island
"(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson" by Stevie Jackson
"Still Wanna Fight" by Mic Harrison & the High Score
AOL Music Listening Party:
"Sunday Mornin' Singin' LIVE!" by Rhonda Vincent
"Bad Decisions" by SIVA Addiction
"Captors" by Wolves at the Gate