New: Dirty Projectors - "Gun Has No Trigger," New Album

Dirty Projectors

Chances are you either love Dirty Projectors for their masterful guitar noodling (courtesy of masterful guitar noodlers Dave Longstreth and Amber Coffman) or for their masterful vocal rhythms (see: “Stillness is the Move” obviously, but dig deep into the band’s catalog for the truly mind-blowing stuff, like “Finches Song at Oceanic Parking Lot”). On brand new single “Gun Has No Trigger” the quintet play up the latter to eleven: there’s not a stitch of guitar here; Coffman and Haley Dekle’s atmospheric melismas provide Longstreth with a backing track over which to lay down probably his most impressive vocal performance yet. Like most of the band’s material, it’s incredibly weird yet compulsory relistenable. We’re hoping for more like this on the band’s upcoming record Swing Lo Magellan, dropping July 10; in the meantime we’re just going to sing along so loudly (“…but the GUN HAS NO TRIGGERRRRRR”) in the car. Check it out!