From Dark Was The Night Live and dueting with David Byrne to Friday’s show with Björk, this is a big week for Dirty Projectors. It’s just gotten more sizable with the announcement that there’ll be a limited-edition cassette version of their excellent fifth album Bitte Orca (old people are excited, young people are wondering what the fuck a cassette is). That, and the band’s supplementing their supporting tour with TV On The Radio (maybe it should be the other way around) with a 12-city headlining tour that launches June 17th in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church. Details, including the cassette cover art.

Or see this for sequence:

Side A
01 “Cannibal Resource”
02 “Temecula Sunrise”
03 “The Bride”
04 “Stillness Is The Move”
05 “Two Doves”

Side B
01 “Useful Chamber”
02 “No Intention”
03 “Remade Horizon”
04 “Fluorescent Half Dome”

It’s only available via Domino’s website. If you take the plunge, Dennis Callaci, you won’t be purely analog: Said cassette and, yes, the LP, include codes for MP3 downloads (320kbps). Bitte Orca is out 6/9 via Domino. Start your cassette and etc. pre-ordering now. You can also check your calendar. The shows without TV On The Radio are part of the headlining tour:

05/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
05/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre #
05/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park #
05/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre #
05/28 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall #
05/29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub #
05/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre #
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy #
06/03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis #
06/04 – Boston, MA @ Boston House Of Blues #
06/05 – New York,NY @ Central Park Summerstage #
06/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
06/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
06/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
06/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National #
06/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend #
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
06/18 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre
06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
06/21 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center For The Arts
06/22 – Chicago, IL @ Millenium Park
07/03 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
07/04 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
07/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
07/08 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

# supporting TV On The Radio

Comments (32)
  1. darthrosenberg  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    Does anyone have the lyrics to “Stillness Is The Move”?

    • Richie  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 0

      This is my best guess:

      When the child was just a child
      It did not know what it was
      Like a child it had no habits
      No opinions about anything

      Maybe I will get a job
      Get a job as a waitress
      Maybe waiting tables in a diner
      In some remote city down the highway

      After all that we’ve been through
      I know we’ll make it another way
      The question is it true
      There is nothing we can’t do
      I see you along the way baby
      The stillness is the move

      On top of every mountain
      There was a great longing
      For another even higher mountain
      In each city longing for a bigger city

      After all that we’ve been through
      I know that I will always love you
      From now until forever baby
      I can’t imagine anything better


      Isn’t life under the sun just a crazy dream?
      Isn’t life just some mirage of the world before the world?
      Why am I here and not over there?
      Where did time begin where does (something???) where do you and I begin?

  2. cassette is so the new vinyl.

  3. Does anyone have the lyrics for “Stillness Is The Move”?

  4. ben  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    come on now, lots of young people know what cassettes are. look at not not fun and fuck it tapes for example. or that new bloods and health and mae shi all made tape versions of their new albums.

  5. jay  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    making a tape of your new album in 2009 is so quirky!

  6. Mediocre group, mediocre music. Why give them attention. Cassettes suck.

  7. Man, every time I think about bitching about Columbus, I make myself stop: Dirty Projectors and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are hardly doing any gigs in the US, and we get ‘em both.

  8. Justin  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    So where do I buy the tickets?

  9. ryan  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    cassette’s? why? they wear out, sound terrible and no one has a cassette deck.

    i threw out my Onkyo (Double Deck, Hi-Speed Bouncing, Digital Metered) tape deck about 3 years ago… I mean I could’ve sold it on eBay for $10 but they wouldn’t pay the shipping!

  10. Dirty Pete  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    cassettes can sound rad, it’s an analog format, it has it’s own aesthetic qualities. i bet it sounds really punchy. tough part is finding a cassette player! i gave my walkmen away in 96.

    • thrift stores are swarming with them….along with a bin of cassettes where you can find music you forgot you loved (yes, i mean actual good music and not huey lewis and the news-sports)

  11. i announced via facebook twopointfive weeks ago that i would bring cassettes back into style. i had no idea dirty projectors were in on my plan.

  12. this album is awful…I don’t understand how anyone finds them listenable

    • you are maybe jealous that you can’t feel the wonderful ecstatic-ness of this amazing record?? why complain about dirty projectors when i’m sure you have an endless list of horrible bands to listen to?

  13. the dirty projectors + the troubadour = perfection.they’re gonna sound amazing at my favorite so cal venue..i cannot wait.

  14. you_guys  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    Now I like me some Dirty Projectors, but their supporting tour of TV On The Radio should not be the other way around. Even if TVOTR is just Wavves and some black guys.

  15. millenium park? awesome!

  16. xxx  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 0

    they are so the new talking heads

  17. I can’t wait to go jogging in my Champion sweatshirt while listening to this on my walkman.

  18. Great now if I want to see TV on the Radio I have to see this shitty, over rated, dead technology adopting, misplaced critical darling, lame as a mule, innovative as a dead horse, weak as hell, bull shit.

    Oh by the way, I don’t like the Dirty Projectors.

    • Richie  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 0

      It’s okay, just turn away from the band and cry and make angry faces while they play so people know you’re not enjoying it. Or you know, turn up a bit late so you don’t have to watch the opener.

  19. does anyone know one can obtain tickets for the williamsburg waterfront show??

  20. sounds like someone likes Peter Handke, – as some of those lyrics are pulled from Wim Wender’s, “Wing’s of Desire.”

    go see it!

  21. sounds like someone likes Peter Handke, – as 1st & last verses are stanzas pulled from Wim Wender’s “Wings of Desire.”

    see it!

  22. if I remember right, it’s:

    “when did time begine & where does space end?”

  23. tato  |   Posted on Jun 13th, 2009 0

    when are cds going to be cool again?

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