Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you have not yet carved out the 20 minutes necessary to watch Hi Custodian, the massive and ambitious mini-movie that Dave Longstreth directed, which stitches together much of the new Dirty Projectors album Swing Lo Magellan. You will be pleased to learn, then, that the new video for the ornately tricky Swing Lo Magellan track “About To Die” compresses much of that movie, especially the parts with Longstreth in a hospital bed, into a digestible four-minute chunk. As it happens, “About To Die” is also the linchpin and title track of a forthcoming new Dirty Projectors EP, one that will include three new tracks, presumably culled from the Swing Lo Magellan sessions. Watch the video and check out the EP’s tracklist below.
01 “About To Die”
02 “While You’re Here”
03 “Here Til It Says I’m Not”
04 “Simple Request”
About To Die is out 11/6 on Domino.