Dirty Projectors and Bjork collaborate on new album Mount Wittenberg Orca
After performing together in April 2009, Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth and Bjork decided to make an album together. On June 30, just over a year later, the public will be able to feast their ears on Mount Wittenberg Orca.
The inspiration for the album came after band member Amber was walking along a ridge on Mount Wittenberg, north of San Francisco, and saw a family of whales out in the ocean.
David Longstreth wrote some songs about it and sent them to Bjork asking her to sing the part of the mother whale, she agreed.
"We finally got a chance to record Wittenberg last month, almost exactly a year after we sang it," says David Longstreth.
"We went into the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn and rehearsed it for three days, then we recorded it as quickly and as live as possible."
All of the money Mount Wittenberg Orca generates will be donated to the project of creating international marine protected areas.
Fans can buy the 7-track album at http://www.mountwittenbergorca.com and choose the sum they donate to National Geographic Society Oceans Project.
"We're so psyched about how this recording came out and hope you are too. Don't listen on those tinny computer speakers – put on the stereo and blast dat shiiiiii!" says Longstreth.
Fans who like what they hear can catch Dirty Projectors at T in the Park on July 9 when they play King Tut's Wah Wah tent.