MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2012
Over 14's / U 16's with adult (ID req)
Please enter through Argyle Street entrance
New York’s experimental indie darlings Dirty Projectors come to Glasgow this autumn following the release of their highly anticipated sixth album, Swing Lo Magellan. One of the most talked-about names of the mid-late 00s NY indie scene, their sound is difficult to describe and yet instantly recognisable: always surprising, always thoughtful, alternating between grandiose simplicity and ungraspable complexity. Formed in 2003, the name was originally used as a moniker for the band’s musical leader and vocalist-and-guitarist-cum-composer David Longstreth to release wildly imaginative albums spanning guitar-based experimental song, scored composition, electronic music, hardcore, and medieval vocal polyphony. Since then, as a band they’ve released almost one record a year, but it was 2009′s Bitte Orce – their first on Domino Records, and possibly one of their best loved amongst fans – which landed them on almost every Album Of The Year list and brought their live show to five continents over two years. As well as collaborating with David Byrne and The Roots, 2010 saw them collaborate with Bjork on Mount Wittenberg Orca, an album generating over $60,000 for a National Geographic endeavour to preserve wild ocean reefs. Credited with investigating 20th-century orchestration on The Getty Address (2005), aerating the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music on Rise Above (2007) and exploring complex contrapuntal techniques in human voices on Bitte Orca and Mt Wittenberg Orca, their latest album Swing Lo Magellan is yet another leap forward, this time towards “songs and songwriting”, favouring a surprising simplicity of heart and soul. Culled from twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York, the band – currently Haley Dekle (vocals), Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (bass) and Brian McOmber (drums) – finally arrived at twelve songs from around forty finished demos, to be released worldwide in July 2012. Don’t miss this chance to see one of indie’s most intriguing bands perform their new material for the first time.