All "Dirty Projectors" stories

Return to Story

New Deradoorian (Angel From Dirty Projectors) – “High Road”

As Dave Longstreth’s Dirty Projectors has metamorphosed, so has the project’s lineup, becoming both a magnet and revolving door for noteworthy avant indie talent (Nat Baldwin, Larkin Grimm, Charlie Looker, etc. and etc.). Two years ago he rung in the Rise Above era and subsequently a phenomenal (and photogenic) lineup that’s helped bring the band… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2009 - 4:31 pm

Laurie Anderson & Friends (Dirty Projectors, Brightblack Morning Light) @ BAM 1/21/09

Twenty-six years after debuting her epic modern opera United States: Part I-IV, Laurie Anderson returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night to launch the venue’s Next Stage Campaign. The legendary avant-garde performance artist curated the evening with performances from Stereogum favorites Dirty Projectors and Brightblack Morning Light, along with Nona Hendryx, gospel grou… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 22, 2009 - 2:43 pm

New David Byrne & Dirty Projectors – “Knotty Pine”

Folks didn’t necessarily agree that the forthcoming Red Hot compilation Dark Was The Night included your favorite bands, but it does include a lot of bands (31 exclusive tracks), many of whom you’ll likely enjoy. See, for instance, the previously reported and analyzed collaboration between David Byrne and Dirty Projectors. If you recall, Byrne wrote… More »

By: brandon / January 15, 2009 - 10:52 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I’m not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I’m the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

The 20 Albums We’re Most Excited To Hear In 2009

There a few more days of pretending to look busy at work ahead, but as far as our iTunes are concerned 2009 can’t get here soon enough. We’re done with the lists. It’s time for the new. We pored over the album-release sheets, took myriad Progress Reports, and narrowed the field to a list of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Dirty Projectors/Dan Deacon @ Masonic Temple, Brooklyn 12/11/08

Photos by Ben Shapiro
The big news, and ostensibly the big draw, for the show last Thursday at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple was Dan Deacon’s headlining, public reinvention from banana-iPod-armed hipster pied piper to conductor of a 14-piece ensemble, with the unveiling of select works from his forthcoming Bromst album. But in the near freezing tem… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 15, 2008 - 12:46 pm

Progress Report: Dirty Projectors

NAME: Dirty Projectors
PROGRESS REPORT: Mixing Dirty Projectors’ sixth studio LP, recorded at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY and in Portland, OR

“The album is related to Plaxico Burress,” says Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth. It sounds like bullshit, especially since Longstreth finished recording the LP in September, two months before Burress let… More »

By: Jessica / December 11, 2008 - 2:31 pm

Department Of Eagles Make Their Live Debut On Conan

Not like live television debut, I mean like they had never before played as a band in public until last night, when they did so before a nationally televised audience. No pressure, guys. And yes that came pretty fast, but they had Bookeaters to plug, and chances are Rossen made a fan of Conan’s music… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2008 - 1:22 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy

Aaaaand we’re back. Quite a weekend in Chicago, and this is the post to put a Fork in our coverage of this year’s party in Union Park. For day last, the threat of storms were nonexistent, but after that sun set, and the weekend drew to a… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2008 - 3:07 am

Dirty Projectors Summer Mixtape: John Mayer > Radiohead

Everyone’s got go-to tracks for the summertime. Even pretty much brilliant Everyones like Dave Longstreth. This week’s NY Mag asks artists what songs would make their summer muxtape, and then NY Mag puts those songs together on a summer muxtape. They’ve already posted listen links to the RZA’s, Albert Hammond Jr.‘s, and Free Kitten’s (buy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2008 - 5:56 pm

David Byrne And Dave Longstreth Get Red Hot

David Byrne has a post over at his blog (thanks for the tip, Jen) about collaborating with hyper balladeers Dirty Projectors for an upcoming Red Hot compilation. You’ve likely seen these collections in the past: Starting with 1990’s Red Hot + Blue, and through 2002’s Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of FelaMore »

By: brandon / May 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm

Dirty Projectors: Working On Two New Albums, Signing With Domino, Remaining Awesome

Longstreth’s making moves, everybody. And because Rise Above transformed us from casual admirers of The Glad Fact, The Getty Address, New Attitude et al to raving Dirty Proselytizers — both on the blog, and off — we are celebrating. Billboard reports that the band is working on not one but double that amount of LP… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2008 - 3:11 pm

ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It’s entirely possible you don’t check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute to Björk’s Post. It’s essentially a list of our favorite bands right now — Liars, Dirty Projectors, No Age, High Places, Atlas Sound, El Guincho, Final Fantasy & Ed Droste,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2008 - 6:04 pm

Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum’s complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take on “It’s Oh So Quiet,” which we wanted to keep a surprise until … now. In addition to Dean and Randy’s Björk, you’ll hear, in order of appearance, the previously… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2008 - 9:16 am

2. Dirty Projectors – “Hyperballad”

Dirty Projectors On “Hyperballad”
“I think what I took from Björk when I was obsessed with her in high school was her way with deconstruction. She writes these classic melodies but breaks them apart so that it’s sort of up to you as the listener to put them back together. The song ends up meaning… More »

By: jim / March 28, 2008 - 2:24 pm

The ‘Gum Drop Volume XXVIII: Hear Dirty Projectors Cover Björk, Win An iPod Nano

On Monday 3/31, we launch Enjoyed, our song-by-song tribute to Björk’s Post. (Click here for complete tracklist.) When we asked her about about the 1995 album she told us:

I was very aware of it at the time that I needed to be musically promiscuous and have almost every song [a] different mood/style, and… More »

By: brandon / March 26, 2008 - 10:04 am

Dirty Projectors – “Hyperballad”

On Monday 3/31, we launch Enjoyed, our song-by-song tribute to Björk’s Post. (Click here for complete tracklist.) When we asked her about about the 1995 album she told us:

“I was very aware of it at the time that I needed to be musically promiscuous and have almost every song [a] different mood/style, and… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2008 - 1:09 pm

NY Times Profiles Brooklyn’s Experimental (And Stylish) Indie Rockers

Stereogum’s tag cloud hovers above The Paper Of Record today, with profiles on Brooklyn alt-rockers in Arts & Leisure and an indie rock dress-up cheat sheet in the Men Styles Magazine. Consider it a print version of the story run by MTV in January. “All Hail Brooklyn: Alt Rock Thrives In Alt-Borough” opens on the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 8, 2008 - 12:50 pm

MTV On The 2008 Brooklyn Scene

It’s no secret that Brooklyn and Manhattan are growing further apart these days, and less of a secret that the increasing divide makes for fun media pieces. The NY Post ran a piece on the schism, nabbing this quote from show promoter extraordinaire and de facto scene leader Todd P:Manhattan has larger venues, but Brookly… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2008 - 4:40 pm
1 ... 4 5 6 7 8