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Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, And Two Dirty Projectors Did Fallon

This Black Star reunion from the night before Thanksgiving features DP's Amber and Haley along with the Roots on "History" from Mos's The Ecstatic LP. A(nother) hat tip to the Fallon show for doing awesome things on the somewhat regular. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2009

The Roots Jam With Dirty Projectors. Finally.

Months after giving Questlove a twitter conniption at Late Night, Dirty Projectors had "Stillness Is The Move"'s beats thoroughly beefed up when Ahmir, Captain Kirk, and bassist Owen Biddle sat in with the band at Bowery on Sunday night. That song's got legs. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Dirty Projectors/tUnE-yArDs @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/18/09

Not that Dirty Projectors' set of four shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall Of Williamsburg this week needed any help selling out -- that was handily accomplished simply by releasing one of this year's best (and most misunderstood) albums -- but after NY Mag's attempt to survey the Brooklyn scene by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009

Solange Covers Dirty Projectors

From the moment it was heard in its live pre-Bitte Orca form, folks were comparing "Stillness Is The Move," aka the no. 1 song in Brooklyn, to Mariah Carey. (And, as a helpful full-disclosure, in the press release I wrote for the record I said the song's "ready for popular hip-ho… More »

By: brandon / November 12, 2009

NYMag‘s 40 Songs That Define The Brooklyn Sound

Welcome to your music meme of the week. Turns out there are bands in Williamsburg, and New York is all over it. It's far from the first time our neighborhood's been dressed up and packaged for a major print publication, but maybe it's the first time the scene's been distilled into a playlist everybody… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2009

Dirty Projectors Do An Acoustic “No Intention” Via Satellite

Dirty Projectors showcased an acoustic "No Intention" at Housing Works this past Spring. Take a break from familiarizing with new DP material, for another stripped-down take on the Bitte Orca tune: They did it this time for Sirius' new XMU Sessions, a series that has upcoming showings from Dinosaur Jr., the Raveonettes, and… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2009

Dirty Projectors @ Jensen RecCenter, Los Angeles 10/31/09

While you were out drinking as vampire Sarah Palins and slutty John McCains (research for this post conducted in 2008), musicians were celebrating Halloween in myriad ways their own: Phish covered Exile In Main Street in Indio; Titus Andronicus did an all-Weezer set while fending off security at the Vice 15 party in Williamsburg… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 2, 2009

New Dirty Projectors – “Ascending Melody” & “Emblem Of The World”

Dirty Projectors have been playing "Ascending Melody" live since April '08, though the first time we heard the track at Music Hall Of Williamsburg it was called "That's My Move" (or at least that's how they introduced it). You'll find this loose, chatty (and pretty damn epic) studio version on the "Temecula Sunrise"… More »

By: brandon / October 29, 2009

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009

Dirty Projectors Bring Mount Wittenberg Orca To Fallon

You may remember earlier this year when Brandon put together a little show at a little bookstore in SoHo for which Dirty Projectors performed the little feat of composing a six-song suite for Björk in a week, after recording their best record to date, and then proceeded to blow everyone's minds with it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2009

Dirty Projectors Bring “Cannibal Resource” To Letterman

After Dirty Projectors announced last night's Letterman appearance, emails were sent trying to guess what they'd perform. Sure there is "Stillness Is The Move," one of the blog year's splashier singles and a huge curveball from a project that enjoys being relentlessly shifty. But something about sidelining Longstreth with that spangly but repetitive guitar… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009

Dirty Projectors Announce Temecula Sunrise EP

The four-song 12" EP includes Bitte Orca's "Temecula Sunrise" along with the equally familiar "Cannibal Resource" and two new tracks, "Ascending Melody" and "Emblem Of The World." It's out 9/28 in the UK via Domino, which is where you can get more details. US details forthcoming. More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009

Dirty Projectors/Magnolia Electric Co./Crystal Antlers @ Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 7/19/09

A busy weekend of live music in NYC wound up with a fantastic, if somewhat mismatched, lineup at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday. The show was the second installment of the relocated "Pool Parties," a series of free summer shows shifted from McCarren Pool to East River State Park. The move… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2009

Dirty Projectors @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood 7/8/09

After spending some much needed time recuperating after having their lives flipped over, Dave Longstreth's troupe of mind benders have resumed the good work of spreading their Bitte opus to understandably packed houses. Last night's sell-out hit our photographer Andrew Youssef as "one of the top shows of the year," and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 9, 2009

New Dirty Projectors Video – “Stillness Is The Move”

Coming back after being trashed by old people and surviving a serious van accident (and collegiate a cappella), the Dirty Projectors have unleashed an entertaining, unexpected video directed by Matthew Lessner. From its early days at SXSW to when we heard Bitte Orca in full, "Stillness Is The Move"… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2009

Dirty Projectors Collegiate A Cappella

Even if Ben Folds snubbed them, after serving up instrument-free Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear the Carleton Singing Knights from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota show us that, once again, they have their finger on what's really (really) popular in indie rock at any given moment. (Though, hey, why no "My Girls"? More »

By: brandon / June 24, 2009

Dirty Projectors Survive Pretty Serious Accident

Yesterday Dirty Projectors' van flipped when they were traveling from Michigan to Toronto. (Yes, that's a photo of said van.) According to the band, they'd stopped at a fruit stand and after moving back onto the highway were hit by a car that had jumped the meridian after it was cut-off in the left lane… More »

By: brandon / June 24, 2009

Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Not that it's a competition, but at any summer festival you'll be expected to answer What Was The Best Set So Far several times a day. We have a tie for Friday, at least from what we saw, between two Brooklyn bands at their peak. The melismatic strai… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2009

Wait, Is Bitte Orca The Best Album Of 2009?

This post is a really big deal because we never ask questions like this. (We always ask questions like this.) But for real this time ... did Bitte Orca do it? Is this the one? It's almost December right? At SXSW, where Dirty Projectors debuted the Bitte material in a set that'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2009

Stream Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca

If you've only read about how terrific the new Dirty Projectors album is, change that with this full album stream at NPR. See you at the Gummys, Bitte Orca. Album's out 6/9 via Domino. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2009