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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 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…
brandon | June 24, 2009 - 4:53 pm

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…
brandon | June 24, 2009 - 9:29 am

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…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2009 - 1:58 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | June 2, 2009 - 10:32 am

Björk & Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works Bookstore, NYC 5/8/09

What started as a mutual admiration uncovered by Dirty Projectors' cover of "Hyperballad" for Enjoyed crystallized into an unforgettable evening of Bitte Björka at Housing…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2009 - 9:02 am

Stream Deradoorian’s Mind Raft EP

We're heard two songs from present-day Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian's debut solo EP so far. Stream those and rest of Mind Raft at her Muxtape
Amrit Singh | May 5, 2009 - 3:40 pm

New Dirty Projectors & David Byrne – “Ambulance Man”

One of Dark Was The Night Live's many, many, many highlights Sunday night was the onstage pairing of David Byrne and Dave Longstreth, fleshing out…
Amrit Singh | May 5, 2009 - 10:03 am

Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09

The fear with any supertalent variety show like last night's Dark Was The Night live event is that the appeal on paper will far outstrip…
Amrit Singh | May 4, 2009 - 9:24 am

Lucky Dragons Remix Dirty Projectors

Onetime Outsiders Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara, aka Lucky Dragons, have turned Bitte Orca's Hot 97-ready "Stillness Is The Move" into a dance track that'd…
brandon | April 23, 2009 - 9:20 am

Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

Let's start with the obvious (or at least obvious for anyone who's heard it): Bitte Orca is, on its own terms, a stunning album. Although…
Amrit Singh | April 13, 2009 - 2:09 pm

There Are A Few Remaining Tickets For Björk & Dirty Projectors

The show's officially sold out, but a very limited amount of tickets were held back and go on sale for $50 at Housing Works Bookstore…
brandon | April 10, 2009 - 10:42 am

Free Dirty Projectors MP3

Bitte Orca standout "Stillness Is The Move," which briefly graced YouTube on Tuesday, is now a free MP3 via Domino for limited time. Enter an…
Scott Lapatine | April 9, 2009 - 2:28 pm

New Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is The Move”

You should be bracing for everyone to lose their shit to Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca LP, so maybe hearing the studio treatment of the SXSW
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2009 - 3:35 pm

Cheaper Björk & Dirty Projectors Tickets Available Via Lottery

We told you about the Björk and Dirty Projectors collaboration taking place on May 8th at Housing Works. On 4/15, a very limited number of…
brandon | March 31, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Live From Home: Björk With Dirty Projectors

We'll pass along the rest of the information soon, but for now we wanted to announce the most relevant details because we're excited (and tired…
brandon | March 26, 2009 - 4:43 pm

New Deradoorian – “You Carry The Deed”

Amber Coffman isn't the only one of Dirty Projectors' sirens exploring R&B. Pair the DPs' "Stillness Is The Move" with Angel Deradoorian's "You Carry The
Amrit Singh | March 24, 2009 - 3:04 pm

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school…
brandon | March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm
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