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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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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

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…
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…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Nat Baldwin – “Lifted”

That's Nat Baldwin pictured above clutching a basketball, as he is wont to do when not clutching an electric bass behind David Longstreth in Dirty…
Amrit Singh | May 20, 2011 - 10:39 am

Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs Team Up For Our Band Could Be Your Life: The Concert

Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 is a great book, an essential read for folks who…
brandon | March 8, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie…
brandon | December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Delicate Steve – “Wondervisions” Video (Feat. Nat Baldwin)

New Jersey's Delicate Steve is the solo project of 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion (he's got a band for live shows). It's an instrumental project with…
jessica | December 2, 2010 - 9:38 am

The Forms Return With EP Featuring The National, Dirty Projectors, Pattern Is Movement, Craig Wedren

The Forms, now the duo of vocalist/keyboardist Alex Tween and multi-instrumentalist Matt Walsh, are releasing a new "remix" EP, Derealization, in February. The six-song collectio…
brandon | November 17, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Dirty Projectors – “As I Went Out One Morning” (Bob Dylan Cover)

The expanded version of Bitte Orca came out yesterday. The 2-CD package comes with a few bonuses, like unreleased acoustic tracks from their performance at…
jessica | September 29, 2010 - 9:47 am

Dirty Projectors – “Temecula Sunrise” (Live At Other Music)

This stripped down "Temecula Sunrise" comes from the forthcoming Bitte Orca Expanded Edition, a double CD collection that includes additional "Live At Other Music" acoustic…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly…
Amrit Singh | August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Is Out Now

Following up on last week's announcement of a studio-recorded iteration of the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Björk -- initiated by DPs cover of…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2010 - 9:15 am

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Out In One Week: A Letter From Dave Longstreth

Last Spring I asked Björk and Dirty Projectors to perform a benefit show at Housing Works. They said yes. I knew the Projectors thought highly…
brandon | June 23, 2010 - 9:58 am

The Roots – “Right On” (Feat. Joanna Newsom & STS)

Over the past year, the Roots have stretched mightily on Late Night, home of TV’s most adventurous music programming. It was hardly a surprise to…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2010 - 6:26 pm

Dirty Projectors Cover Bob Dylan For Levi’s

As part of Levi's Pioneer Series -- which also welcomed Nas (covering Slick Rick) and She & Him (handling Rick Nelson) -- Dirty Projectors did…
brandon | June 3, 2010 - 11:04 am

Deradoorian – “You Carry The Deed (Hidden Cat Remix)”

Just shy of a year after releasing Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian's spare and sultry solo debut EP/statement-of-intent Mind Raft, the folks at Lovepump hit us u…
Amrit Singh | May 3, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated "Losing My Edge" to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering "Communication Breakdown" and dedicating…
Amrit Singh | April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Dirty Projectors – “Scrappy Nephew” (Live In Dennis, MA)

Dirty Projectors played a couple of shows at Cape Cinema in Dennis, Mass this past weekend: On Saturday an audience member caught them doing a…
brandon | April 12, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Rites Of Spring: A Benefit For Haiti

In March of 2009 Björk and Alex Ross and I got together to do an unannounced afternoon DJ set at Housing Works. Our theme wa…
brandon | April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am

Dirty Projectors – “Dark Eyes” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Dirty Projectors stopped by Triple J's Like A Version radio show in Australia today to do "Cannibal Resource" and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Dark…
jessica | March 19, 2010 - 10:15 am