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NEWS: Dirty Projectors share new video for ‘Keep Your Name’

It’s been a whole four years since David Longstreth and his alt-pop project Dirty Projectors released their last album Swing Lo Magellan.  After a series of abstract hints that they’re up to something this week, it’s finally been confirmed that the band are officially back with the release of their new single ‘Keep Your Name.’  It’s a sombre track that stutters along punctuated by abrasive, almost slightly atonally warped vocals and layers of percussion.  At one point it even descends into being straight-up trap music, encapsulating everything weird and wonderful about the band.

The accompanying video, directed by Longstreth and Elon Rutberg, is shot in striking monochrome and is almost as bizarre.  On the one hand it almost wants to be a classic video for a ballad, with emotional close ups and slow motion.  On the other, there are strange, seemingly unrelated images interspersed throughout the video.  Watch below.

Photo credit: Bobby Bukowski/ Rob Carmichael

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