Dirty Projectors | 06/08/12

Image: Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger

Here is something to provide some color and beauty to your Friday morning/afternoon. Yes, in support of Swing Lo Magellan, Dirty Projectors' new album out July 10th, the band has unveiled a stunning video for lead single "Gun Has No Trigger". The video also David Longstreth's directorial debut.

Have a watch right here, and then afterwards we have a few thoughts from the man himself about the video.

GUN HAS NO TRIGGER is about the possibility for true dissent, and how I can't figure
out what that could be. What is a 2012 Exodus from the Society of the Spectacle (to mix
language Situationist and Rastafari)?

So we made a video from the iconography of the default profile image used by Facebook
and Gmail, and also the look of the classic Apple iPod commercials.

The colors in the background are the ones I think of when I hear the harmonies of Amber
and Haley (via experimental synesthesia).



The band is set to perform “Gun Has No Trigger” for the first ever on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon on June 19th, which coincides with the release of the limited edition “Gun Has No Trigger" Tablet Of Values vinyl single. The 8" square 200gm thick tablet features the single on the A side and an etching of the song's lyrics translated into Sumerian Akkadian Cuneiform by Dr. M. Willis Monroe on the B side. An exclusive pre-order is available on the Domino Mart in limited supply: 

Catch the band on tour in North American this summer in support of Swing Lo Magellan, with Wye Oak, Purity Ring and POP ETC. NPR Music will live broadcast the band's record release show on July 10th at the Prospect Park Bandshell, part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series.



07-05 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest

07-06 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall ^

07-07 Montreal, QC - Club Soda, Montreal Jazz Fest 

07-10 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn &

07-11 Millvale, PA - Mr.Smalls Theatre ^

07-12 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center For The Arts

07-13 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

07-15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &

07-17 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant &

07-18 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre &

07-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater &

07-21 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue &

07-23 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market &

07-24 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom &

07-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom &

07-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater &

07-28 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern &

07-29 San Diego, CA - HOB San Diego &

07-31 Marfa, TX - The Crowley Theatre &

08-02 Austin, TX - Emo's East &

08-03 Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater &

08-04 New Orleans, LA - HOB New Orleans

08-06 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre

08-07 Fort. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

08-09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

08-10 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

08-11 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

08-13 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom

08-14 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall

08-15 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom

08-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &

08-19 Boston, MA - Paradise 

09-01 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival 

09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival

09-28 Urbana IL — Pygmalion Music Festival

09-30 Milwaukee WI — Pabst Theatre

^ w/ Purity Ring

& w/Wye Oak