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Dirty Projectors have unveiled the music video for “Impregnable Question,” the sixth and final video from the their critically acclaimed album Swing Lo Magellan. Directed by Adam Newport-Berra, the video was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The stunning landscape and spectacular views serve as the backdrop to the intriguing journey of a long-distance runner, played by Adam’s brother Alex, and his “Impregnable Question.”
The gorgeous “Impregnable Question” video captures the beauty of Swing Lo Magellan. Released in 2012, Swing Lo Magellan earned praise from across the spectrum, garnering spots on year end lists from NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, Filter, Stereogum, and more, as well as ending up at the #11 spot on the Village Voice’s Pazz ‘n’ Jop critics’ poll.
A multifaceted record, Swing Lo Magellan was released alongside “Hi Custodian,” a short film written and directed by David Longstreth and starring band members Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, and Mike Johnson.
The album earned Longstreth a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Packaging, as well as a milestone performance at Carnegie Hall. Swing Lo Magellan is currently available for purchase on the Domino Records online store.
The video comes as Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth prepares for a special performance with The Calder Quartet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York onNovember 1st. The string quartet will join Longstreth as he performs his own solo material — including some totally new songs he’ll be premiering that night — as well as Dirty Projectors songs. A part of The Met’s Bartók Quartet Cycle, The Calder Quartet will also perform Bartok’s Quartets 3 and 4.
photo by Shawn Brackbill