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Olga Bell – “Incitation”

After the Dirty Projectors split with Angel Deradoorian, they added Olga Bell to their lineup for 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. But we’ve been covering Olga Bell since she was in the collaborative outfit Bell, a 2008-era Band To Watch. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 1:47 pm

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

The 10 Best Dirty Projectors Songs

When Dirty Projectors mastermind and bandleader Dave Longstreth sings about being “in the gray mesh shorts” of his alma mater, honestly, I freak out a little bit. When he croons, “I boogied down gargoyle streets, searching in every face for something I can believe,” my stomach burns. Every time I hear about how his “college… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / February 19, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Nat Baldwin – “In The Hollows” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nat Baldwin is best known for his work as the bassist in Dirty Projectors, but he also has a rich body of solo work that he’s developed alongside his tenure in that band. Late last year he released a collection of demos recorded between 2005 and 2006 (which included a very nice track with DavidMore »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Hear Amber Coffman On The Beginnings Podcast

Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman stopped by Andy Beckerman’s Beginnings podcast to talk about “moving to LA, NYC post offices, early relationships, rebellious phases, dating older creeps, parenting yourself, juvenile hall, fighting at high school hardcore shows, the difficulty of articulating how you want to articulate, and race and co-opting other cultures.” She also discusses her… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means that fascinating things like MGMT’s alien-abduction dance party and Kirin J Callahan’s upside-down command performance didn’t make the list. Half the bands in our Twitter feed had to make their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 11:01 am

Dirty Projectors – “Impregnable Question” Video

Just as Swing Lo Magellan was a folk album with the surreal little touches that Dirty Projectors bring to all their music, their Adam Newport-Berra-directed video for “Impregnable Question” is sweet, pastoral, and just a little bit strange. It was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and the band say… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 25, 2013 - 10:52 am

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and the xx. The parody video by Animal New York (with the music by Adam Horne of the band Bear Ceuse) was so hilarious because the impressions were perfectly accurate, both… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

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

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swing Lo Magellan” (Dirty Projectors Cover)

Next month Unknown Mortal Orchestra will release a follow-up EP to this year’s II called Blue Record. The EP will include acoustic versions of album cuts like “Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark)” and “So Good At Being In Trouble,” as well as a cover of Beck’s “Puttin’ It Down” and this take on Dirty… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been “failure.” The rainy final day, riddled with many sound problems, cancellations, and absences, brought that word to mind in some context with nearly every set. Yet, in spite of this, band after band delivered their all and by the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Hangout 2013 Saturday: Tom Petty, Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, & More

The Hangout organizers presumably intend the word “Hangout” to be read with leisurely fellowship in mind, and certainly that matches the vibe here in Gulf Shores. But one passable alternate reading is “hang out” as in “Letting it all hang out,” as in my bare gut protruding across my belt line, as in eating something… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Dirty Projectors – “The Socialites (AlunaGeorge Remix)”

Today, the Dirty Projectors release a new 12″ single, one where various different producers remix “The Socialites,” a song from their 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard contributed one remix, and we already posted that. The great young London electro-soul duo AlunaGeorge also offer their own remix, one that pairs Amber Coffman’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Phoenix – “Entertainment (Dirty Projectors Remix)”

Mild-mannered French superstars Phoenix have already lined up a serious cast of heavy hitters to remix or rework their new single “Entertainment“: Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Blood Orange. And now the band have commissioned a remix from the Dirty Projectors, who aren’t exactly deep in the remixing game. The Dirty Pro remix does, however, sound… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 8:54 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 – “The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)”

For a new 12″ single, Dirty Projectors have lined up a pretty great cast of producers to remix the Swing Lo Magellan track “The Socialites.” AlunaGeorge and FaltyDL have both contributed remixes, as has Hot Chip co-leader Joe Goddard. Goddard’s take on the track is a fluid, rippling thing, exactly what you might hope from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 10:15 am

Dirty Projectors – “There’s A Fire”

Last month, Dirty Projectors played Carnegie Hall, and you want to make sure you’ve got something special for the merch table when you do a thing like that. So for the occasion, the band made a special 7″ single version of the excellent Swing Lo Magellan opener “Offspring Are Blank,” limiting it to 250 hand-numbered… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 11:37 am

Watch Dirty Projectors Play Conan

Last night on Conan, Dirty Projectors came through to play the fiery Swing Lo Magellan opener “Offspring Are Blank,” giving the world a rare opportunity to hear Dave Longstreth when he’s maybe just a tiny bit hoarse. The band’s whole itchy-perfectionist dynamic is always a powerful thing to witness in real time, and they rocked… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2013 - 8:49 am
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