“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles. Two of indie rock’s big hitters, Beach House and Dirty Projectors, continue to explore their own sonic universes with new tracks, upcoming releases, and extensive tour dates.

Beach House

Two tracks so far for the upcoming record Bloom, Beach House’s fourth studio album, which comes out May 15th via Sub Pop Records, Europe via Bella Union on May 14th, Mexico via Arts and Crafts on May 15th, and Australia via Mistletone on May 18th.

Beach House – “Myth”

Beach House – “Lazuli”

Directed by Allen Cordell.

BLOOM TRACKLISTING
1. Myth
2. Wild
3. Lazuli
4. Other People
5. The Hours
6. Troublemaker
7. New Year
8. Wishes
9. On the Sea
10.Irene

BEACH HOUSE TOUR DATES
* w/ Wild Nothing
^ w/ Dustin Wong

May 04 – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA Tickets
May 05 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Tickets
May 06 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC Tickets
May 08 – The Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL Tickets
May 09 – Beachan Theatre – Orlando, FL Tickets
May 10 – Free Bird Live – Jacksonville, FL
May 11 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL Tickets
May 12 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA Tickets
May 13 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC Tickets
May 15 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY Tickets
July 1 – House of Blues- San Diego, CA *
July 3 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *
July 6 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO Tickets *
July 7 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
July 9 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK Tickets *
July 10 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS Tickets *
July 11 –The Pageant – St. Louis MO Tickets *
July 12 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN * Tickets
July 13 – Forestcastle Festival – Louisville, KY Tickets
July 15- Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL Tickets
July 17 – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN Tickets *
July 18 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI Tickets *
July 19 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH Tickets *
July 20 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Tickets *
July 21 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA Tickets *
July 23 – Central Park Summerstage – New York, NY Tickets
Thu Sep-13 Richmond, VA – The National ^
Fri Sep-14 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre ^
Sat Sep-15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works ^
Sun Sep-16 Atlanta, GA – Variety ^
Tue Sep-18 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s ^
Wed Sep-19 Houston, TX – House of Blues
Thu Sep-20 Austin, TX – Stubbs ^
Fri Sep-21 Dallas, TX – Palladium ^
Mon Sep-24 Tucson, AZ – Rialto ^
Tue Sep-25 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern ^
Wed Sep-26 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern ^
Fri Sep-28 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^
Sat Sep-29 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre ^
Sun Sep-30 Portland, OR – Roseland ^
Mon Oct-1 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom ^
Wed Oct-3 Seattle, WA – Showbox @ The Market ^

 

Dirty Projectors

Jaw-droppingly mind-blowing performers Dirty Projectors have just released “Gun Has No Trigger”. The track, sure to polarize fans, comes from the upcoming Swing Lo Magellan, out July 9th/10th on Domino Records. Catch them on tour for sure success.

SWING LO MAGELLAN TRACKLISTING
1. Offspring Are Blank
2. About to Die
3. Gun Has No Trigger
4. Swing Lo Magellan
5. Just From Chevron
6. Dance For You
7. Maybe That Was It
8. Impregnable Question
9. See What She Seeing
10. The Socialites
11. Unto Caesar
12. Irresponsible Tune

DIRTY PROJECTORS TOUR DATES
*With Purity Ring
^With Wye Oak

Jul 05 Ottawa ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
Jul 06 Toronto ON – Danforth Music Hall*
Jul 07 Montreal QC – Club Soda*
Jul 08 Boston MA – Paradise Rock Club*
Jul 10 Brooklyn NY – Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park*^
Jul 11 Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls*
Jul 13 Chicago IL – Pitchfork Music Festival*
Jul 14 Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theater*
Jul 15 Minneapolis MN – First Avenue*
Jul 17 St. Louis MO – The Pageant^
Jul 18 Lawrence KS – Granada Theater^
Jul 20 Denver CO – Bluebird Nightclub^
Jul 21 Salt Lake City UT – In The Venue^
Jul 23 Seattle WA – Showbox^
Jul 24 Vancouver BC – Commodore^

About Swing Lo Magellan
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

With Swing Lo Magellan, David Longstreth shows he really doesn’t know how to do the same thing twice. This time, beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania and neophilia, and beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, Longstreth has found the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul. Same as it ever was. And this must be exactly the place where he’s planted the seeds for his band’s newest, finest album so far: Swing Lo Magellan.

Where prior DPz albums investigated 20th-century orchestration (The Getty Address), aerated the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music (Rise Above), and explored complex contrapuntal techniques in human voices (Bitte Orca and Mt Wittenberg Orca), Swing Lo Magellan is a leap forward again.

“It’s an album of songs, an album of songwriting,” says Longstreth.

The songs of Swing Lo Magellan are culled from a sprawling twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York (four hours northwest of the city). Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new songs and beats. The band — Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (Bass), Brian McOmber (Drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) – – joined him periodically, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house’s A-frame attic (vocalist Angel Deradoorian is on hiatus). The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were winnowed down from about forty finished demos. The finished recordings bear the impress of this informal working style: the album is a collection of moments: accidental, fortuitous, spontaneous. The performances feel warm and imperfect. Unguarded intimacy is somewhat of a new look for this band, and it turns out it’s a very good look.

Longstreth’s production complements the turn, with an aesthetic that explodes in two directions at once. The live-in-the-room quality of the performances, the grain of the voices and amps contrasts with the rich orchestral layering of Longstreth’s arrangements for contemporary ensemble yMusic and the sheen and blast of his beat programming. The album has both the handmade intimacy of a love letter and the widescreen grandeur of a blockbuster, and if that sounds like a paradox — it’s because it was until now.

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