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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’ 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…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2009 - 10:06 am
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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
Amrit Singh | February 17, 2009 - 4:31 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | January 22, 2009 - 2:43 pm
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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…
brandon | January 15, 2009 - 10:52 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm
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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,…
Amrit Singh | December 15, 2008 - 12:46 pm
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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…
Jessica | December 11, 2008 - 2:31 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2008 - 1:22 pm
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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…
brandon | July 21, 2008 - 3:07 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2008 - 5:56 pm
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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…
brandon | May 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm
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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…
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
Amrit Singh | April 2, 2008 - 6:04 pm
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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…
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.
jim | March 28, 2008 - 2:24 pm
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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…
brandon | March 26, 2008 - 10:04 am
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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…
brandon | March 25, 2008 - 1:09 pm
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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…
Stereogum | March 8, 2008 - 12:50 pm
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