Dirty Projectors Cover Bob Dylan For Levi’s

brandon | June 3, 2010 - 11:04 am

As part of Levi’s Pioneer Series — which also welcomed Nas (covering Slick Rick) and She & Him (handling Rick Nelson) — Dirty Projectors did a loose, spacious, vocally rich take on Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” a spare folk track from 1967’s John Wesley Harding. It’s not the first time they covered Bob … Or even this song. It’s also not the first time Longstreth & Co. have given a go at re-contextualizing an icon (see, for starters, Black Flag, Björk). So, yeah, our headline is sorta misleading — this feels like it belongs to a continuum, rather than a specific jean company. Hear the completed track at Levi’s (via Vulture). If you’re into process, watch them put things together right here:

Catch them live. Great that they’re doing some shows with Dominique Young Unique.

09/07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 *
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
09/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
09/13 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur *
09/14 – Montreal, QB @ Le National %
09/15 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House %
09/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave %
09/23 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House ^
09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern ^
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore ^
09/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore ^
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin ^
09/29 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin ^
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox ^

* w/ Owen Pallett
% w/ Happy Birthday
^ w/ Dominique Young Unique