Last night, Sylvan Esso ushered in their new single “PARAD(w/m)E” with a performance of it on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They brought along some friends and notables to sing backup vocals on the track, Amber Coffman and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and they performed it with sing-a-long captions pinging in the background. Watch below. [videoembed … More »
Amber Coffman recorded a parody song making fun of Ivanka Trump in the style of Lana Del Rey for comedy platform Super Deluxe. The track, which was written by Nick Lutsko, is called “My Father” and features Coffman doing a pitch-perfect Del Rey impersonation of lines like, “My father is my father/ My … More »
Dirty Projectors’ guitarist and singer Amber Coffman announced her solo album by releasing its first single and video, “All to Myself,” recently. It’s a a beautifully simple ballad that’s surprisingly straightforward except for Coffman’s slightly off-kilter melody and instrumentation. Her debut solo album, City Of No Reply, doesn’t yet have a release date, but you can watch the video for “All to Myself” to get ready.
Remember a few weeks ago when the notably-tall musician Dave Longstreth cryptically announced a forthcoming Dirty Projectors record by releasing a video for the song “Keep Your Name”? Well, now Dirty Projectors’ notably-honeyvoiced Amber Coffman has ALSO announced that she’s releasing her own, L.A.-recorded solo album, City of No Reply, to be released at some point on an obscure, boutique, restlessly experimental label (named after restlessly-experimental explorer Christopher Columbus) called Columbia Records.
No hardcore details yet, but we DO know that the album’s first single “All To Myself” and its accompanying video (directed directed by Coffman and shot by Jake Magee) are, depending on your point-of-view, basically like all OVER the internet right now.
“For anyone who’s ever found themselves uncomfortably restless, sad and alone, or even temporarily doubting themselves and their dreams, this is a mantra, a pep talk, a love song to yourself,” Coffman says about the new single. “It’s a song you can slow dance by yourself to without feeling funny if there’s no one else there. A small reminder not to spend too much time fretting and just to get out there, live your life and do what makes you happy.”
The virtuoso vocalist Amber Coffman is a longtime member of the Dirty Projectors, but she wasn’t a part of that band’s recent song “Keep Your Name.” And now, she’s gone solo, signing to Columbia and planning the release of a solo album called City Of No Reply. She wrote and recorded the whole album … More »