Dirty Projectors – Super João (EP) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 11:19 minutes | 224 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Domino Recording Co
This September, Dirty Projectors will release Super João, the third in a sequence of five EPs to come in 2020. Each EP will feature a different band member on lead vocals — Maia, Felicia, Kristin & Dave — with everyone trading verses on the fifth and final installment.
Using a nylon-string acoustic guitar as his guiding instrument, Super João shows bandleader Dave Longstreth pairing longform melodies with surprising chord progressions to create a mood reminiscent of Arthur Russell, Chet Baker, and – of course – João Gilberto, the Brazilian bossa nova pioneer who died last year. “Super João is a feeling,” Longstreth says – one of understated intimacy that serves as 5EPs’s quietly confident core.
1. Holy Mackerel (04:01)
2. I Get Carried Away (02:11)
3. You Create Yourself (02:48)
4. Moon, If Ever (02:19)