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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 Projectors, or an upright one performing under his own name. (Regardless of the occasion you can catch him sporting a #34 Len Bias jersey, save when he is posing for… More »

By: 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 were there from the beginning, came in a little late, need to brush up on their music history, don’t know much about history, etc. Azerrad’s paragraphs are anecdotal, breezy, and… More »

By: 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 Weekender, which ultimately became All Tomorrow’s Parties, hence the “2”.) The event featured 40 bands picked by the Scottish pop ensemble and, according to photographer Elena Morelli, a bunch of… More »

By: 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 some genius twists. For example, on “Wondervisions,” the title track to his new album, the R&B melody has a vamping quality to it, like Beyonce strutting on a stage (the… More »

By: 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 collection features instrumentally reworked versions of older material and a number of guests: The National’s Matt Berninger, Shudder To Think’s Craig Wedren, Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent player Daniel… More »

By: 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 Other Music, b-sides, and this cover of Bob Dylan’s “As I Went Out One Morning.” They’ve covered Dylan several times now, for Levi’s and live. Sample the cover (and pick… More »

By: 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 tracks, B-Sides, and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “As I Went Out One Morning” (not a cover of this Dylan … or this Dylanor …). We’ve heard “Temecula”… More »

By: 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 all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one’s was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: 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 “Hyperballad” for our tribute to Björk’s Post and brought to fruition by Brandon’s facilitating an unforgettable evening at Housing Works bookstore — this morning you can purchase the Dave Longstreth’… More »

By: 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 of Björk’s work (David Longstreth mentioned this when covering “Hyperballad” for our Enjoyed tribute) and, later, Björk told me about this band she really liked, Dirty Projectors. I was hoping… More »

By: 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 learn folky folks like MMJ, Joanna Newsom, and (especially) the gals from Dirty Projectors would cameo on the hip-hop crew’s “positive”-minded How I Got Over. It’s out officially on Tuesday,… More »

By: 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 a loose, spacious, vocally rich take on Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” a spare folk track from 1967’s John Wesley Harding. It’s not the first time they coveredMore »

By: 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 up with a double-dip of good news: Angel’s busy writing a new record, and will stop the gap between releases with a track-for-track Mind Raft remix EP. First up comes one… More »

By: 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 it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: 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 new song that wasn’t a Bob Dylan cover. It’s called “Scrappy Nephew” and it’s unclear if it has anything to do with Scooby-Doo’s nephew Scrappy-Doo. The sound’s not ideal and… More »

By: 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 was “bass” and we included live interactions from Mick Barr (on distortion-free guitar) and the composer Anna Clyne (a piece with cello and tape). It was a lot of fun and,… More »

By: 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 Eyes.” The latter is the stark, spacious closer to Dylan’s 1985 album Empire Burlesque, recorded with just acoustic guitar and harmonica, so it leaves a lot of room for Projector… More »

By: jessica / March 19, 2010 - 10:15 am

Dirty Projectors With The L.A. Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. 2/27/10

Dirty Projectors play well in lots of environments, though “A Very Special Night With … ” is a frequent and strong one for them lately. This Very Special Night featured DP co-headlining with L.A.’s Philharmonic Orchestra, who began the night with classical pieces that Dave Longstreth selected — two from Ligeti (you might know him… More »

By: jessica / March 2, 2010 - 9:35 am

Solange Joins Dirty Projectors For Opening Ceremony

Not talking Olympics Opening Ceremony, easy as it is to confuse D. Longstreth and k.d. lang. The Opening Ceremony at play here is the $oHo boutique frequented by high-end hipsters and haute-minded indie rockers, and the precipitating event was OC’s Fashion Week afterparty at the Ace Hotel. It went down over the weekend, according to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 16, 2010 - 11:00 am

Download That Dirty Projectors 7″ For Free

The “Temecula Sunrise” 12″ included the title track and “Cannibal Resource” along with “Ascending Melody” and “Emblem Of The World.” There’s a new limited-edition 7″ featuring the non-Bitte Orca songs: Download it for an email address at dirtyprojects.net.UPDATE: The “Temecula Sunrise” UK-only EP never actually came out (slackers), so this is the first time these… More »

By: brandon / January 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm