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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’ David Longstreth On Wonderful Rainbows, Being Vulnerable, And The Cowardice In Modern Music

Tomorrow, Dirty Projectors release their outstanding, prematurely beloved new LP Swing Lo Magellan. Tonight, the band performs a release show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg,…
Amrit Singh | July 9, 2012 - 1:32 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan is officially released next week, though the band's streaming the record in its entirety, right now, over at NYTimes. Thi…
Amrit Singh | July 2, 2012 - 6:00 pm
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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,…
Corban Goble | June 27, 2012 - 12:58 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | June 22, 2012 - 11:39 am
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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 Johnso…
Corban Goble | June 20, 2012 - 8:44 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 19, 2012 - 11:46 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2012 - 8:37 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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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…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 5:52 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | May 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2012 - 12:19 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm
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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…
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
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 9:27 am
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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"…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2012 - 4:07 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | March 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm
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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.
Stereogum | March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | February 24, 2012 - 1:41 pm
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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
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