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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 »

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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…
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…
James Rettig | March 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm
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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…
James Rettig | January 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 10, 2014 - 10:16 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2013 - 1:09 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2013 - 9:59 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 8:52 am
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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
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 3:56 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2012 - 11:04 am
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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'…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2012 - 9:15 am
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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,…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 8:51 am
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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 u…
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…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2010 - 9:15 am
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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…
brandon | January 4, 2010 - 10:32 am
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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…
brandon | May 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm
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