It’s been more than two long years since Dirty Projectors dropped their superlative breakthrough LP, Bitte Orca, but according to a recent interview in Spin, it won’t be long till we hear the band’s next one. According to the interview, the Projectors are close to finishing the album, and expect it to be out in spring, 2012. According to frontman Dave Longstreth, they’ve been recording the album in a house in upstate New York, which he believes is haunted, and there is a song on the album that is an answer to the Strokes’ Is This It?. Here’s a sampling, read the whole thing here.
What’s the deal with the isolated house?
It’s this couple’s house that lived here back in the ’90s. It’s a strange place because it’s fully furnished but it hasn’t been lived in for 15 years. The first four months of the year, I was building fires in the wood stove and using New York Times papers from 1994 as kindling. It was weird to read some of the articles from back then before I burned them. The winter was tough. I got stuck a few times, which sucked. I have one neighbor up the road named Gary. He loves Keystone Light. He’s towed me out of the driveway a couple of times. This place is seriously haunted.
Really? How so?
Gary was telling me the house was abandoned for 40 or 50 years, beginning in the 1920s. Hunters would use the main bedroom of the house as a deer stand to pick off deer from this big meadow stretching out in front of the house. The house has this weird feeling about it. The house is basically part of the woods. This spring, a flood of ladybugs invaded the house and now in the attic there’s this weird flying bug thing.