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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Dave Longstreth Teases “Top Secret” Project On Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Show

Time Crisis, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig's Beats 1 Radio show, is usually not the place to go if you're looking for some kind of…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 9:32 am

The SpongeBob Musical Includes New Music By David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, & More

SpongeBob SquarePants is making its way to Broadway. According to Entertainment Weekly, a musical based on the popular long-running Nickelodeon series will debut in June…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Olga Bell – “Goalie” Video

"You're no goalie, you feel it sailing over your head," Russian American Olga Bell sings over a minimalistic, dreamy beat in her new, very literal…
Grace Birnstengel | August 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm

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…
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…
James Rettig | March 12, 2015 - 10:07 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…
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…
Miles Bowe | December 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2013 - 12:53 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
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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 8:52 am
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