Filed under: Reviews | Tags: 2012, album review, Dirty Projectors, music, Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors have been around for a while now. They’ve actually been kicking around Canada for about a decade, releasing records with terrible album art and covering entire Black Flag LPs from memory. However, it wouldn’t be entirely untrue to say that their last LP, 2009’s Bitte Orca, works as a fresh start for the band, encapsulating most of the good stuff that came before it and repackaging it as the most listenable and rewarding material the band’s ever released. Needless to say, expectations have been high for Bitte Orca‘s follow up. Fortunately, Swing Lo Magellan serves as a worthy successor to the Projectors’ break out LP, offering the same quality songwriting and fun arrangements while simultaneously pulling back on a lot of the bombast that might have turned some away from the band in the past.