What makes Dirty Projectors' music so interesting, is its ability to be at once totally accessible and impenetrable at the same instant. Such is the case with their new album Swing Lo Magellan, dropping next week on Domino. We're still navigating our press copy of the record, but it's a complex tangle of advanced rhythmic patterns, familiar summery harmonies and odd time signatures and song structures. Today Dirty Projectors announced the short film Hi Custodian with the above trailer. Via Pitchfork:
Hi Custodian features several recordings and alternate versions of brand new Dirty Projectors songs "Offspring Are Blank", "About to Die", "Gun Has No Trigger", "See What She Seeing", "The Socialites", "Swing Lo Magellan", and "Just From Chevron," in addition to other new and unreleased music from the Swing Lo Magellan album sessions. The title Hi Custodian is a fragment of a lyric from "Unto Caesar" from Swing Lo Magellan. HI CUSTODIAN is slated for a summer 2012 release, and was executive produced by Pitchfork.tv on YouTube.