About To Die

March 31, 2014 | Format: MP3

$5.49
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2:46
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1:46
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Release Date: March 31, 2014
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2012 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 16:34
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B009VY8120
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,236 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black on November 25, 2012
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For those of you who are continuing to enjoy one of 2012's most original albums Dirty Projectors "Swing Lo Magellan" here is a mixed treat. It appears that the DPs resident eccentric and premier musical innovator Dave Longstreth recorded some 40 plus finished demos for that album. With such a wealth of material to choose from he has admitted that he picked songs for the album which created the feeling of a unified whole. As such some of the best songs of those sessions were left off the finished product and resurface here in their individual glory. The title track of this EP is a prime case in point. Quite how Longstreth manages to fit in all its wordy component parts into such a small space amounts to a minor miracle. But it works very well, and despite its subject matter, it is a joyous and complex little pop song which shows the Dirty Projectors at their inventive best as the question is begged " Where would I ever be without you?/How could I hope to seize the tablet of values and redact it?/Foolish I know but I'm about to die". Sadly another early demise is at the heart of the excellent "While you're here" dedicated to the late Gerard Smith of the great American band TV on the Radio. It's a tender cello led song and a fitting tribute to a fine musician. "Here til its says I'm not" is almost a 50's lullaby with gentle "ooh's and ahh's" acting as a backdrop to the sensitive vocal of Longstreth which laconically tick over apart from a powered bridge in the mid and concluding point of the song. Its ok but not a patch on the first two openers, equally "Simple Request" is one of those DP songs which is easier to admire than love and with Longstreth's rather strained vocal almost buried in the instrumentation it lacks any form of pop sensibility.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danny on November 17, 2012
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If you loved Swing Lo Magellan, then you'll love this EP. The songs continue to get stuck in my head. Every song is extremely catchy. Love the melodies and harmonies. My only complaint is that I wish there were even more tracks!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wonderdummy on January 8, 2013
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I really like this band.

Bitte Orca, in my opinion, is fantastic. Swing Lo Magellan is very good. These sound like B-Sides from Magellan, which is fine, but I probably hold this band to an unfairly high standard and was hoping for more.
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None of these songs are quite as good as those on the excellent Swing Lo Magellan, but they serve as a nice dessert. The digital version (which you can currently get for the great price of $2.49) comes with the four songs from the physical About to Die EP release as well as the two songs that were released on a tour-only 7". Other than "Buckle Up," which is the punky A-side from the aforementioned 7", the songs on the EP are mostly really chill and kind of undercooked, but still quite good. I doubt you'd revisit the EP more than a few times a year, but it's a tasty treat for the right mood and times.

I guess what I'm saying is, it's a steal at the current price but not worth a whole lot more.
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