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Pavo Pavo – “Ran Ran Run” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pavo Pavo make weightless pop music that sounds like it was beamed down from a glimmering utopian future. The Brooklyn five-piece (formerly known as Plume Giant) met and began writing songs while studying together at Yale, and now that they’re entangled in the Brooklyn music scene, they share members with San Fermin and Sam Cohen’… More »

By: Peter Helman / May 4, 2015 - 9:40 am

Listen To Dave Longstreth’s New Orchestral Work “Michael Jordan”

Dirty Projectors ringleader Dave Longstreth has been pretty quiet for the past few years — though he did co-write “FourFiveSeconds,” of course — but he recently composed a piece of classical music for Le Poisson Rogue’s Ensemble LPR. His four-movement work, called “Michael Jordan,” was written for a double string quartet, and was recently shared… More »

By: James Rettig / March 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”

The collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney has arrived. It’s called “FourFiveSeconds.” Earlier this week, Kanye played the song for a bunch of radio programmers at the iHeartMedia Music Summit. It’s unclear whether this song (which also features Kirby Lauryen, Mike Dean, Ty Dolla $ign, Dave Longstreth, Dallas Austin, Elon Rutberg, and Noah… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Kimbra Announces The Golden Echo Feat. Flying Lotus, Dave Longstreth, John Legend, Matt Bellamy

The Golden Echo will be Kimbra Lee Johnson’s second album, but if you knew about the New Zealand singer before this year, it’s probably from her contribution to Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” That song was inescapable in 2012 and deservedly won the Record Of The Year Grammy last year. The strength of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 10, 2014 - 10:16 am

Nat Baldwin – “Look She Said” (Feat. Dave Longstreth)

Here’s a gorgeous track from Nat Baldwin, bassist for Dirty Projectors, that is only seeing the light of day after being recorded over half a decade ago. It comes off the upcoming Dome Branches which collects demos recorded in 2005 and 2006 that eventually led to the 2008 album Most Valuable Player. It’s a loose… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for “Diane Young,” the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. And now they’ve made a proper video for the song, setting it at an anarchic dinner party and filling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 9:59 am

Watch Major Lazer Play Fallon With Dirty Projectors & The Roots

If you caught any of Major Lazer’s frantic, fun-as-hell festival-rocking live shows over the last few years, you likely saw girls twerking on speaker-risers, Skerritt Bwoy performing death-defying feats of daggering, and Diplo perched behind his DJ table, looking vaguely bemused at the whole spectacle. But the Major Lazer that appeared last night on LateMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 8:52 am

Dirty Projectors – “Offspring Are Blank” Video

A few months ago, Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth released his Hi Custodian short film, which used a bunch of songs from the band’s Swing Lo Magellan album. And now, like the “About To Die” video before it, the video for the surprisingly hard-rocking album opener “Offspring Are Blank” is built entirely from footage shot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Dirty Projectors – “About To Die” Video

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you have not yet carved out the 20 minutes necessary to watch Hi Custodian, the massive and ambitious mini-movie that Dave Longstreth directed, which stitches together much of the new Dirty Projectors album Swing Lo Magellan. You will be pleased to learn, then, that the new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2012 - 11:04 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Watch Dirty Projectors Hi Custodian

Earlier this summer, Dirty Projectors announced the existence of their Hi Custodian short film project, a 20-minute, Dave Longstreth-directed clip that’s basically the Dirty Projectors’ “Runaway.” The entire group stars, and the aesthetic is definitely a blown-out extension of the “Gun Has No Trigger” video, which Longstreth also directed. Head below to watch it. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2012 - 9:15 am

Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger” Video

Here’s the Dave Longstreth-directed clip for Dirty Projectors’ “Gun Has No Trigger,” a simple clip filled with Dave Longstreth, Amber Coffman, and Haley Dekle-shaped silhouettes, a strobe light, and a backdrop of alternating color. Longstreth says (via press release):

GUN HAS NO TRIGGER is about the possibility for true dissent, and how I… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 8, 2012 - 8:51 am

Hear Dave Longstreth’s DJ Mix For The American Museum Of Natural History

Dirty Projectors capo Dave Longstreth has been on the lam since his band’s triumphant Bitte Orca (and its Björk-bolstered sibling Mount Wittenberg Orca), holing up in more rustic locales quite literally shedding on a new record. We don’t know exactly when the new record will be done beyond “this year,” or what it will be… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Is Out Now

Following up on last week’s announcement of a studio-recorded iteration of the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Björk — initiated by DPs cover of “Hyperballad” for our tribute to Björk’s Post and brought to fruition by Brandon’s facilitating an unforgettable evening at Housing Works bookstore — this morning you can purchase the Dave Longstreth’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2010 - 9:15 am

Hear Chances R, Dave Longstreth’s Old “Boy Band”

Just before Christmas a “cover” of “Anarchy In The UK”/”Stand By Me” surfaced on the Internet. It was credited to Chances R, fronted by Dave Longstreth in one form or another. Yeah, it’s pretty clear it’s the Dirty Projectors’ frontman and friends in cheeky doo-wop mode, but it’s also helpful to get the story behind… More »

By: brandon / January 4, 2010 - 10:32 am

David Byrne And Dave Longstreth Get Red Hot

David Byrne has a post over at his blog (thanks for the tip, Jen) about collaborating with hyper balladeers Dirty Projectors for an upcoming Red Hot compilation. You’ve likely seen these collections in the past: Starting with 1990’s Red Hot + Blue, and through 2002’s Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of FelaMore »

By: brandon / May 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm