REVIEW album The Projectors Self Titled

The Projectors Release Delightful Indie Rock Debut LP

Self Titled

The Projectors

The Projectors have just released their debut self-titled LP on Sakamano Records with an accompanying video for the song “Golden Age”. The Projectors began with a new batch of songs that prolific singer/songwriter Dylan Rysstad was writing in 2019.

Dylan often refers to The Strokes — an apt point of reference for both their live show and recorded output. The rest of the songs that make up the album, recorded at Layten Kramer’s home studio, came in bursts of inspiration after putting a band together to play this new material.

Unsurprisingly, the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns/safety precautions delayed the album’s completion and release date. Lead single "Golden Age" is a danceable and upbeat examination of modern romance and relationships: “And it’s okay that you don’t write me back. It’s only been forever. And it’s okay, it’s the golden age of indifference. So what’s the difference now?” It’s a perfect summer anthem that evokes a simpler time in the early aughts when The Strokes’ Last Nite was on every rock radio station and skinny jeans were cool.