The band hasn't released an album since 2012's 'Swing Lo Magellan'

By Eric Renner Brown
September 19, 2016 at 08:49 PM EDT
Jason Frank Rothenberg
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Indie-rock band Dirty Projectors are up to something. The Brooklyn sextet shared a 19-second clip of new music paired with black-and-white visuals of hands via Twitter on Monday afternoon. They’ve also changed the avatars on their Facebook and Twitter accounts to plain black images.

Dirty Projectors last released music in 2012, when they put out their seventh studio album Swing Lo Magellan and an accompanying EP. Since those releases and the ensuing tour, Dirty Projectors have been largely dormant, but its members have remained active on their own. Multi-instrumentalist Olga Bell released her album Tempo in May, while bassist Nat Baldwin and frontman Dave Longstreth both appeared at Bernie Sanders campaign events earlier this year.

And Longstreth and singer-guitarist Amber Coffman have played supporting roles in releases by some of pop’s biggest artists. Longstreth co-wrote “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, and Coffman was listed among the contributors to Frank Ocean’s latest album Blonde.

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