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Dirty Projectors share 'Keep Your Name'

It’s the band’s first new song since 2012

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Jason Frank Rothenberg

For the first time since 2012, Dirty Projectors have shared new music. The indie-rock group, fronted by David Longstreth, dropped a song titled “Keep Your Name” late Thursday. Dirty Projectors did not announce any additional details about the cut or whether it is part of an upcoming larger project. (They haven’t released an album since 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan.)

The lurching, electro-tinged song was accompanied by a black-and-white video that depicts Longstreth playing piano, demolishing an electric guitar, and tracing a giant poop emoji (seriously). No other members of Dirty Projectors appear in the clip.

Buzz about potential new music from the band began to swirl Monday when they shared a mysterious snippet — of what turned out to be the “Keep Your Name” video — and altered their social media presence. A second brief teaser arrived Wednesday.

Since Swing Lo Magellan, the band’s members have remained musically active, including Longstreth and singer-guitarist Amber Coffman, who have collaborated with Kanye West and Frank Ocean, respectively.

Check out “Keep Your Name” below.

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