SXSW 2009: Dirty Projectors’ “Stillness Is The Move” FTW

By admin / March 21, 2009 - 1:57 pm

Dirty Projectors have been playing only Bitte Orca tunes in their SXSW sets, and Amrit tells me yesterday’s performance at Emo’s Jr. was unreal (his pics adorn this post). The crowd apparently cheered so loudly, Dave Longstreth had to plug his ears. NPR’s recording of the indie sextet’s earlier gig at The Parish (3/19) suggests that if you’re in Austin today, you should be at the Press Here Garden Party at 7 PM tonight. Set closer “Stillness Is The Move” is a show-stopping R&B jam that finds Amber Coffman getting her Mariah on over Dave’s repetitive, spangly riff and Angel Deradoorian’s throbbing synth. It’s a wild twist on their arty sound and will be Orca’s forthcoming first single, so get acquainted now.

Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is The Move” (SXSW 3/19/09) (MP3)
Dirty Projectors – “Remade Horizon” (SXSW 3/19/09) (MP3)

You can stream the entire Thursday set, which kicks off with “Cannibal Resource,” at NPR or below.

“Stillness Is The Move” is out 4/21 — 12″ and digital — and includes these tracks:
A1 “Stillness Is The Move (Album Version)”
A2 “Stillness Is The Move (A Cappella Mix)”
B1 “Stillness Is The Move (Lucky Dragons Remix)”
B2 “Wave The Bloody Shirt”
B3 “Bitte Bitte Orca”

Dirty Projectors start a brief tour of the UK and Ireland next week. They’ll be back in North America for Dark Was The Night Live and a stint supporting TV On The Radio.

03/24 – Nottingham, England @ Rescue Rooms #
03/25 – Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor Bach #
03/27 – Belfast, Ireland @ Black Box #
03/28 – Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy #
03/29 – Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC2 #
03/31 – Brighton, England @ Komedia #
04/01 – Manchester, England @ Mint Lounge #
04/02 – London, England @ Scala #
04/03 – Bristol, England @ Arnolfini #
04/04 – Coventry, England @ Taylor Johns House #
05/03 – NY, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (Dark Was The Night LIVE) +
05/22 – Oakland, California @ Fox Oakland Theater %
05/23 – Portland, Oregon @ Roseland Theater %
05/25 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Malkin Bowl %
05/27 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Event Centerl %
05/28 – Calgary, Alberta @ Macewan Hall (University of Calgary) %
05/29 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Louis’ Pub %
05/30 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theater %
06/02 – Toronto, Ontario @Sound Academy %
06/03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis %
06/04 – Boston, Massachusetts @ House Of Blues %
06/05 – New York, New York @ Central Park Summerstage %
06/06 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Metro Gallery %
06/09 – Washington DC @ 930 Club %
06/10 – Richmond, Virginia @ The National %
06/11 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Amos’ Southend %

* with Icy Demons
# with Lucky Dragons, Polar Bear
% with TV On The Radio
+ with Dave Sitek, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, The National, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and maybe Grizzly Bear and David Byrne

Dirty Projectors And David Byrne – “Knotty Pine” (MP3)

Bitte Orca is out 6/9 on Domino.