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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’s a frontrunner for… More »

By: 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 the Gummys, Bitte Orca. Album’s out 6/9 via Domino. More »

By: 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 Works Bookstore in SoHo on Friday. Our very own Brandon Stosuy worked tirelessly to conceive and bring it to reality (Brandon is a HW board member and this event wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2009 - 9:02 am

Dirty Projectors Announce Tour, Limited Edition Cassette

From Dark Was The Night Live and dueting with David Byrne to Friday’s show with Björk, this is a big week for Dirty Projectors. It’s just gotten more sizable with the announcement that there’ll be a limited-edition cassette version of their excellent fifth album Bitte Orca (old people are excited, young people are wondering what… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2009 - 3:27 pm

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 page. The EP’s out today, and there’s a release party at Cake Shop in the LES tonight. Should be fun. Maybe she’ll sing “Two Doves.”… More »

By: 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 one of the compilation album’s most logical pairings. When Byrne first announced their Red Hot tracks, he wrote “I’d been told more than once that we should all work together,… More »

By: 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 the appeal of having your ass glued to a seat for four hours. And it was a very impressive piece of paper. But like the record that inspired it, last… More »

By: 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 work well on a Sublime Frequencies compilation. You can purchase it at Amazon. Best 99¢ you’ll spend all week. More »

By: 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 the excitement over the record started long before, at least as far back as the first time we’d heard the bright and beautiful “Temecula Sunrise,” it’s fair to say that… More »

By: 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 this coming Wednesday (4/15). They’ll be sold in pairs by lottery at noon that day. You enter at the store at noon on the 15th. The drawing takes place at… More »

By: 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 e-mail address here and it’s yours. More »

By: 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 show-stopper “Stillness Is The Move” will help with that. While the track sees the outfit push into new terrain (think Mariah over art-damaged, African-guitar infused R&B), the single’s cover art… More »

By: 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 $50 tickets will be available at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo and two Brooklyn locations TBA. More on how it’ll work soon. For now, keep up on things at HousingMore »

By: 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 of keeping it a secret): Björk and Dirty Projectors are joining forces for a one-time benefit show Friday, May 8th, at 8PM at Housing Works Bookstore & Café (126 Crosby… More »

By: 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 Deed,” from her solo EP Mind Raft. More »

By: 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 year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: 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 catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

SXSW 2009: Dirty Projectors’ “Stillness Is The Move” FTW

Dirty Projectors have been playing only Bitte Orca tunes in their SXSW sets, and Amrit tells me yesterday’s performance at Emo’s Jr. was unreal (his pics adorn this post). The crowd apparently cheered so loudly, Dave Longstreth had to plug his ears. NPR’s recording of the indie sextet’s earlier gig at The Parish (3/19) suggest… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2009 - 1:57 pm

New Dirty Projectors – “Cannibal Resource” (Live In Minneapolis)

This past Friday (3/5) Dirty Projectors performed at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where they stripped things down here/there and performed some Bitte Orca material, including an acoustic take on previous live favorite “Temecula Sunrise” and Bitte opener “Cannibal Resource” as full-band (minus Angel and Haley Dekle) electric. Outside of the new, they also… More »

By: brandon / March 10, 2009 - 9:05 am

Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca: Album Art, Tour Dates, Live Songs

An exciting year for independent music releases just got another infusion of awesome. Most bar chats and twitter RTs have cited the Grizzly Bear/Animal Collective axis for 2009’s likely blockbusters, and for good reason, but reserve a slot near the top of the year-end list you’ve already compiled: Dirty Projectors are putting out their fifth… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2009 - 10:06 am
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