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A Portrait of Heartbreak

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Dave Longstreth takes the reins of Dirty Projectors, turning its latest studio effort into a solo break-up record well suffused with modern R&B styling.

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Over the past 15 years which accumulated seven studio albums, three EPs and 23 past members, American experimental indie ensemble Dirty Projectors have never been a stagnant band. At least until now. Five years after 2012's Swing Lo Magellan, the ever-morphing project essentially boils down to a mere solo endeavour of bandleader/frontman Dave Longstreth. Here, we are treated to a self-titled record that documents his break-up with long-time girlfriend/former bandmate Amber Coffman.

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