Dirty Projectors release Earth Crisis, the penultimate instalment in the cycle of five EPs the band has been releasing throughout 2020, with vocalist and keyboardist Kristin Slipp taking centre stage with her strong soprano lead.
The Earth Crisis EP arrives with a stunning short film of the same name written and directed by friend and longtime collaborator Isaiah Saxon of Encyclopedia Pictura (Björk, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors’ “Up In Hudson”).
Encyclopedia Pictura is a Los Angeles-based film and animation studio whose passions include gardening, villages, friendship, science visualization, social ecology, adventure, and country living.
The Earth Crisis short film features a special medley mix of the EP’s songs, and tells the prescient and poignant tale of an elderly woman alone in the arctic wilderness.
On November 20th, Dirty Projectors’ diverse and dynamic sequence of EPs released in 2020 will culminate in a twenty-song anthology titled 5EPs, out digitally and physically via Domino.
With each installment fronted by the voice of a different band member, 5EPs marks the group’s growth, transition and communal power, which has prevailed even in this most isolating of years. Thus far, guitarist Maia Friedman led the existential folk of Windows Open, keyboardist and percussionist Felicia Douglass helmed the super-future soul of Flight Tower, Dave Longstreth delivered an intimate João Gilberto homage on Super João, and now Kristin Slipp brings her keening and surreal soprano to Earth Crisis.