To cap the runaway success of their newest album, Swing Lo Magellan, Dirty Projectors are set to premiere Hi Custodian, a short film written and directed by bandleader Dave Longstreth. On September 6, Pitchfork will host two screenings at NYC’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Alternately, non-New Yorkers will be able to watch the movie a day later on Pitchfork.tv. In order to attend the NYC screenings, one must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; I imagine the requests have already filled up beyond belief on account this being New York, but you can try for a chance to attend either the 8p.m. or 10p.m. showings.
As the ‘fork notes, “Hi Custodian was filmed over the course of five days in Southern California. Inspired by music films like Kanye West’s Runaway and Prince’s Purple Rain, it follows the band members through a surreal narrative about spiritual death and rebirth. The film features several recordings and alternate versions of new Dirty Projectors songs, in addition to other new and unreleased music from the Swing Lo Magellan album sessions.” Longstreth would probably be offended if you intimated that one should take drugs before going. But yes, take drugs.