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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 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.
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…
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″…
brandon | January 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Hear Chances R, Dave Longstreth’s Old “Boy Band”

Just before Christmas a "cover" of "Anarchy In The UK"/"Stand By Me" surfaced on the Internet. It was credited to Chances R, fronted by Dave…
brandon | January 4, 2010 - 10:32 am

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink…
Amrit Singh | December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm

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.
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2009 - 10:19 am

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,…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 9:40 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2009 - 10:21 am

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
brandon | November 12, 2009 - 11:44 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2009 - 9:38 am

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-dow…
brandon | November 4, 2009 - 12:24 pm

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 i…
Amrit Singh | November 2, 2009 - 2:24 pm

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…
brandon | October 29, 2009 - 2:31 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2009 - 8:52 am

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…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 1:02 pm

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…
brandon | August 17, 2009 - 2:50 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2009 - 2:42 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | July 9, 2009 - 10:37 am

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,…
brandon | June 29, 2009 - 4:30 pm