Dirty Projectors have announced a new EP titled Super João. It marks the third instalment of their five-EP run this year and arrives September 4 via Domino. The band have also unveiled a new single called ‘Holy Mackerel’, alongside an accompanying music video. Check it out below.
Each EP in the series will be fronted by a different member of the band, and Super João was written, produced, and performed by leader Dave Longstreth. The EP was recorded straight to tape in Los Angeles alongside Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff), while Little Wings’ Kyle Field collaborated on the lyrics. As hinted at by its title, it’s partly inspired by João Gilberto, the Brazilian bossa nova pioneer who passed away last year.
The band have also announced that the sequence of five EPs will come out in one continuous, 20-track anthology called 5EPs upon the release of the final instalment. Previously, Dirty Projectors released Maia Friedman’s Windows Open and Felicia Douglass’ Flight Tower. Last month, they performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.