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Dirty Projectors – “Unto Caesar” (Live Preview)

To plug a livestream of the Dirty Projectors’ 7/9 Music Hall Of Williamsburg show, Bowery Presents posted a short teaser video that includes a live, acoustic snippet of the new song “Unto Caesar.” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 27, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Dirty Projectors – “Offspring Are Blank” & “The Socialites” (Live At KEXP)

Dirty Projectors stopped in KEXP’s studio for a live session yesterday, a set that featured two previously unheard tracks from the forthcoming Swing Lo Magellan. Head to Fake Walls to hear rips of the tracks. “Offspring Are Blank” is a building rock arrangement featuring signature Dirty Pros harmonies and “The Socialites” is an understated, Coffman-led… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 11:39 am

Watch Dirty Projectors On Fallon

On the same day that Dirty Projectors dropped a teaser for their film Hi Custodian, Dave Longstreth and Co. (along with Glass Ghost’s Mike Johnson filling in for Brian and Wye Oak/Flock Of Dimes’ Jenn Wassner filling in for Angel) stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform “Gun Has No Trigger.” Watch the… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 20, 2012 - 8:44 am

Preview Dirty Projectors Hi Custodian Film

So far Swing Lo Magellan has seen Dave Longstreth offer up songwriterly fare like “Gun Has No Trigger” and “Dance For You,” though the real left turn is this: Longstreth as film director. Hi Custodian is a film of indeterminate length, directed by Longstreth and executive produced by, starring the band and featuring music… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 19, 2012 - 11:46 am

Dirty Projectors – “Dance For You”

“There is an answer, I haven’t found it / But I will keep dancing ’til I do.” Dirty Projectors are just under a month away from releasing Swing Lo Magellan, and the record’s second advance track introduces a lot of its themes — both lyrically (creative expression in the face of spiritual uncertainty) and musically… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2012 - 8:37 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

And Our Dirty Projectors Album Cover Caption Contest Winner Is…

The results are in on our caption contest for the photographic album cover to Dirty Projectors’ forthcoming Swing Lo Magellan! And as commenter eldave said: “Tough room.” Thank you for your hundreds of entries, and apologies that your hundreds of entries suffered a hailstorm of downvotes. (We forgot to put “play nice” in the rules,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit Added To Jay-Z’s Made In America

Via Pearl Jam’s press release, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors will play Jay-Z’s Made In America fest which was announced last week. From the release:… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Caption Contest: Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Cover

In about a month, Dirty Projectors will release their first LP since their 2009 breakthrough Bitte Orca. It’s called Swing Lo Magellan, and it already has B-sides that are better than most bands’ A-sides. (Incidentally, It also has A-sides that are better than most bands’ A-sides.) Today they’ve revealed its cover art, pictured above, featuring… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Dirty Projectors – “You Against The Larger World”

Dirty Projectors’ feverishly anticipated new album Swing Lo Magellan is imminent, and we’ve already slavered over the first single “Gun Has No Trigger.” The album is 12 songs long, but the band recorded more than 40 demos. One of the tracks that didn’t make the cut was “You Against The Larger World,” which only exist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

Last month Major Lazer previewed “Get Free,” a track for which Diplo recruited Dirty Projectors siren Amber Coffman. Well now, it’s out today, and downloadable at for the price of an email. It’s good! There’s a video, too, featuring Major Lazer’s cartoon dancehall commando sitting on a pile of dinosaur bones and staring off… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Dirty Projectors Announce Summer 2012 Tour

Wheels are a-spinnin’ on the Dirty Projectors front evidenced by the recent release of the single “Gun Has No Trigger” as well as the announcement of their new album, Swing Lo Magellan. Now, we’ve got a full slate of North American tour dates. Head here for pre-order info. Dates below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 9, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Details

On Friday, just as the weekend was getting set to jump off, Dirty Projectors left us with their surprisingly smooth new single “Gun Has No Trigger.” And today, the band announces all the details behind the album that’ll accompany it. This one, the follow-up to 2009’s great Bitte Orca, is called Swing Lo Magellan, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012 - 9:27 am

Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”

Well, the full-length followup to 2009’s best album is imminent, as indicated by a fresh new Soundcloud upload by Domino Records. “Gun Has No Trigger” is the name of the first single from Dirty Projectors’ new LP, and rather than take a moment to digest it we’re going to point you to it ASAP so… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Hear A Preview Of A New Major Lazer Song Featuring Amber Coffman

Major Lazer dropped a tour teaser today that premiered a snippet of a the new “Get Free,” a track that features Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman. It’s out officially 4/16, but scope the trailer in the meantime and check out some tour dates below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm

The 5 Most Memorable SXSW Sets Of The Past 5 Years

The “discovery” function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band’s live show to everyone’s laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle call of overbooked bands playing shitty sounding rooms to attention-addled industry types, it’s tough to cut through the noise and make an impression. So,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Domino/Ribbon’s Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine Has Unreleased Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 21), Domino and Ribbon will put out the multi-media Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine, a release that combines a 24-page zine with five flexi discs of unreleased material by the likes of Real Estate, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs, John Maus and Villagers. The zine is put together by artists from those… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 24, 2012 - 1:41 pm

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

Nat Baldwin – “Weights” Video

Last year, Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin released his solo album People Changes. Today, he gives us a truly great music video for the album track “Weights.” If I describe much of director Willy Berliner’s video, I’ll give too much away. So I’ll just offer this quick plot synopsis: A horse reflects on the artifact… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am
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