DIR: David Longstreth
DP: Bobby Bukowski
Ed: Nick Carew
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 marks David Longstreth's directorial debut:
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
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: dominorecordco.com/swinglomagellan
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.