Dirty Projectors on Letterman

Last night, Dirty Projectors brought their endlessly tricky chamber-pop to the stage at the Late Show With David Letterman, playing the Swing Lo Magellan single “About To Die” while the classical combo yMusic backed them up. Their intricate, virtuosic live show is, as always, deeply impressive, and I’m pretty sure Letterman’s introduction is the first time anyone has ever referred to Dirty Projectors as a “rock and roll band.” Watch it below.

Swing Lo Magellan is out now on Domino, as is the About To Die EP.

Comments (4)
  1. one of the best performances of this song I have seen, very impressive!

  2. Dave seemed a little nervous on the vocals…not as powerful as his vocal on Gun Has no Trigger on Jimmy Fallon, but still amazing! String section was nice!

  3. who the hell was the shirtless guy?

  4. Well that was pretty much perfect.

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