[Video] Dirty Projectors - “Hi Custodian” (Short Film)
We are huge supporters of the Dirty Projectors, who back in July released their wildly successful second album Swing Lo Magellan. The band partnered up with Youtube and the folks at the mighty Pitchfork to create an artful visualization for their album.
Directed by frontman David Longstreth, “Hi Custodian” is a surreal exploration of life, death, and rebirth - themes evident throughout Swing Lo Magellan. According to a press release, the film was loosely inspired by Kanye West’s epic "Runaway" and Prince’s musical "Purple Rain" - but all that aimless wandering through vast open spaces remind us very much of Daft Punk’s hyper-cryptic film "Electroma".
If you haven’t yet listened to the Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan… this might be the best way to.
///An Additional Fix: Dirty Projectors live last weekend at Budweiser x Jay- Z’s Made In America Festival.