"Searching Spirit" is the first outing from the group's Ring Road EP, and follows on from their Earth Crisis EP that dropped at the start of the month.

While the previous four EPs focused on a different band members, Ring Road sees the band come together.

5EPs will include previous EPs including Earth Crisis (centred around vocalist/keyboardist Kristin Slipp), the Dave Longstreth-fronted Super João, Flight Tower (led by keyboardist/percussionist Felicia Douglas) and March's Windows Open EP, which was fronted by guitarist Maia Friedman.

Longstreth says of the EP's, "This cycle of EP's is about growth, transition, liminal space, shifting identity. Alan Ginsberg had a phrase ‘first thought, best thought’ to talk about a particular kind of writing - not automatic writing exactly, but quick, spontaneous, trusting. For me, these songs are about rediscovering that place, after the stereo ouroboros of the Ivo Shandor era (Dirty Projectors, Lamp Lit Prose). And I think for us - Felicia, Maia, Kristin, Mike and me - it’s about finding it for the first time: playing, writing, learning together as a new band."

Tracklist:

  1. Por Qué No
  2. Searching Spirit
  3. No Studying
  4. My Possession
"Searching Spirit" is out now. Dirty Projectors' Ring Road EP and the full 5EPs anthology will arrive on 20 November via Domino, and is available to pre-order now.