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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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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…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 11:37 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 8:49 am
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Dirty Projectors, Nick Kroll @ Troubadour, Hollywood 2/5/13

It seems like just yesterday when I first caught the Dirty Projectors at the Troubadour in 2009. They have made the rounds in Los Angeles,…
Andrew Youssef | February 6, 2013 - 3:15 pm
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Watch Dirty Projectors Cover Usher’s “Climax” On Triple J

During a recent session for the Australian radio station Triple J, Dirty Projectors took it upon themselves to cover Usher's "Climax," the one recent radio…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2013 - 12:07 pm
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Watch Dirty Projectors And J Mascis On Portlandia

Here's a sneak peek of this Friday's episode of Portlandia. J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors perform with a character played by Carrie Brownstei…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 23, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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Watch Dirty Projectors Acoustic On WNYC’s Soundcheck

Every live-in-studio Dirty Projectors video is worth watching, simply because it's pretty amazing to watch human beings recreate all those tricky arrangements with their actual…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2013 - 1:41 pm
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Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors Dress Up For GQ

GQ has crafted a guide to dressing for the new year starring a few artists who made some of our favorite music of 2012. The…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 27, 2012 - 4:42 pm
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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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Occupy Sandy Benefit Ft. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Dirty Projectors @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 11/17/12

On Saturday 11/17, some of indie rock's most prominent names got together to stage a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend,…
Michael Nelson | November 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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Watch Dirty Projectors Play Letterman

Last night, Dirty Projectors brought their endlessly tricky chamber-pop to the stage at the Late Show With David Letterman, playing the Swing Lo Magellan single…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2012 - 9:05 am
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Dirty Projectors – “While You’re Here”

Here's another cut from Dirty Projectors' forthcoming About To Die EP, a spare, swirling orchestra-accented cut called "While You're Here." Dave Longstreth takes the lead…
Corban Goble | October 23, 2012 - 10:38 am
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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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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,…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2012 - 3:46 pm
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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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Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak @ Wiltern, Los Angeles 7/28/12

Having previously stopped at the Troubadour and Walt Disney Concert Hall on prior tours, Dirty Projectors continue to ascend the ranks of Los Angeles venue…
Andrew Youssef | July 30, 2012 - 10:33 am

The Hood Internet – “Grown Up Has No Trigger (Danny Brown Vs Dirty Projectors)”

Chicago masher-uppers the Hood Internet are uncommonly good at what they do, and they also deserve credit for finding possible connections between a couple of…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2012 - 11:33 am

Dirty Projectors – “Buckle Up”

The Dirty Projectors crew are out touring behind Swing Lo Magellan and today they're letting go of the A-side to their tour-only 7'', the rambling,…
Corban Goble | July 23, 2012 - 1:50 pm
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Pitchfork Festival 2012: Dirty Projectors, ASAP Rocky, Purity Ring & More

Friday's first day of Pitchfork Festival wasted no time getting into it, where many festival entrants walked in to the fully-wrought hypnotic swirl of Lower…
Corban Goble | July 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm
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Dirty Projectors, Dustin Wong @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 7/9/12

Dirty Projectors are in Brooklyn for a pair of shows commemorating the release of their ace LP Swing Lo Magellan. (Last night's show was at…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2012 - 4:10 pm
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