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 did an acoustic version of Rise Above’s “Depression.” I know you’re likely excited to hear “Cannibal Resource,” but it’s also worthwhile paying attention to the acoustic takes, where the Projectors’ vocal harmonies — that thing that, at the end of the day, helps makes them especially special — are given more space than usual to take flight.

“Cannibal Resourse (Live)”

“Temecula Sunrise (Acoustic)”

“Depression (Acoustic)”

Thanks to Minneapolis Fucking Rocks for those videos! Here’s what they sound like without the visuals:

Dirty Projectors – “Cannibal Resource” (Live) (MP3)
Dirty Projectors – “Temecula Sunrise” (Acoustic) (MP3)
Dirty Projectors – “Depression” (Acoustic) (MP3)

As a reminder, Bitte Orca is out 6/9 on Domino. As this post suggests: It would be a good idea to catch the band live:

03/19 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (NPR SXSW party)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Annex (Windish Agency SXSW showcase)
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr. (Pitchfork/Windish party)
03/21 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/24 – Nottingham, England @ Rescue Rooms #
03/25 – Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor Bach #
03/27 – Belfast, Ireland @ Black Box #
03/28 – Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy #
03/29 – Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC2 #
03/31 – Brighton, England @ Komedia #
04/01 – Manchester, England @ Mint Lounge #
04/02 – London, England @ Scala #
04/03 – Bristol, England @ Arnolfini #
04/04 – Coventry, England @ Taylor Johns House #

# w/ Lucky Dragons, Polar Bear