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Dirty Projectors reinterpret Black Flag's Damaged on new album

Vehement Black Flag fans, take a breath and keep reading. That headline doesn't mean that Dirty Projectors, the musical project made up mainly of Dave Longstreth, is doing one of those track-by-track remakes of a classic album. Here's the story: when Longstreth was recently helping his parents move, he came across his old cassette case of Damaged. Problem was, the cassette wasn't in it. With Damaged's songs bouncing through his head and wanting to get them out, Longstreth did what any artist who has also created a concept album with Don Henley as the central character would do; he grabbed some equipment and sat down to record what he remembered of the album, without reviewing its music or lyrics. The results comprise Rise Above, due out September 11 from Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar offshoot Dead Oceans. Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear helped Longstreth record the album. Sample a song from it, "No More," below.

"No More"
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first of all what a clusterfuck of nosie...this is less than listenablesecond of all something seems that this dude would actually own Damaged on cassette...he just doesn't seem that cool, unless he bought it like 3 years ago for $1 somewhere....second of all he's going to try and say that he didn't listen to the album once in between thiinking "hey i should remake damaged and tell everyone its off the top of my head" and actually putting down the recording?man i'm feeling jaded today


yeah, that would be pretty amazing if he could even remember half the songs well enough to "reinterpret them".


Yeah, but the songs obviously sound nothing like the originals (although at this point I can't recall what much of Damage sounds like). You guys have the original version of No More?


live version of the best song off the new record, "Rise Above"

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