Scandinavian synth-pop by way of the Dirty Projectors.
David Byrne has been tapped to curate the lineup for this year's Meltdown Festival, which takes place August 17-30 at the Southbank Centre in London. Guests include Jonny Greenwood, Brian Eno, Sunn O))), Dirty Projectors frontman David Longstreth, Anna Calvi, Sinkane, Herbert, Young Marble Giants, Zun Zun Egui, and more. Show More Summary
As mentioned, Penelope Spheeris' essential, long-out-of-print Decline of Western Civilization documentary trilogy is finally getting a DVD/Blu-ray release on June 30. The first one (the punk one) is also screening as part of BAMcinemaFest on June 19 at BAM...
Listen to the first single, “A Beautiful Woman”
The Expanding Flower Planet arrives in August.
A month before Bitte Orca came out back in 2009, Dirty Projectors’ then bassist/vocalist Angel Deradoorian released her fantastic debut EP Mind Raft, which proceeded to get swept up in that album’s magnetic pull. It was both a gift and a curse: It got Deradoorian’s melty, whacked-out songs out there in a way that probably […]
Angel Deradoorian is the former bassist in Dirty Projectors, a member of Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, and a collaborator with Flying Lotus and others. She has announced her debut solo LP as Deradoorian, following 2009's Mind Raft EP. It's called The Expanding Flower Planet and it comes out August 21 via Anticon (August 19 on Tugboat Records in Japan). Show More Summary
Sounds like: Dirty Projectors, Mndsgn, Little Dragon Song: Sonnymoon - Grains of Friends What's so good? Yeah, yeah. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon is all over the new Kendrick Lamar album that is all over everything at the moment. That's all...Show More Summary
Dirty Projectors ringleader Dave Longstreth has been pretty quiet for the past few years — though he did co-write “FourFiveSeconds,” of course — but he recently composed a piece of classical music for Le Poisson Rogue’s Ensemble LPR. His four-movement work, called “Michael Jordan,” was written for a double string quartet, and was recently shared […]
photo: Dirty Projectors in Chicago in 2013 (more by Stan Golovchunk) André de Ridder of Berlin collective Stargaze will be conducting Ensemble LPR at their homebase, LPR aka Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday (3/11) for the premieres of two new...
You probably know by now that Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up not only once but twice this year, most recently for the Rihanna collaboration, "FourFiveSeconds" (also featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth)....
by Andrew Sacher Low City is the project of producer Abe Seiferth (who did the last Yeasayer record and is in Tippy Toes) and composer Jeremy Turner (who's worked with yMusic and others). The project also features guest performances from...
Sounds like: Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird Song: Sufjan Stevens & Cat Martino - Take The Time What's so good? Just a week ago I found myself wishing that Sufjan Stevens would get around to continuing his 50 States project. Show More Summary
Tomboy is the musical moniker of NYC residents Sarah Aument and Will Shore, longtime friends who finally joined forces last year. The duo’s spacious electro-pop references everything from Björk to Chairlift to Dirty Projectors to Purity Ring. “Moths,” the final pre-release single from their self-titled EP, matches booming low-end and skittering island percussion with Aument’s [...]
Vancouver-based artist Nicholas Krgovich (KER-ga-VITCH, apparently) has dabbled in a bunch of indie projects (like No Kids, P:ANO, and Gigi) and collaborated with the likes of Mount Eerie and Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman. Damn, dude gets around. Show More Summary
The Leeds Band To Watch Adult Jazz specialize in a way-out art-pop sprawl, like Dirty Projectors if they were even less tethered to earth, or like Talk Talk if they’d spent some time on the warehouse weird-pop DIY circuit. The nine songs of the band’s debut album Gist Is sprawl across 51 minutes, and we’ve [...]
Glass Ghost, whose lineup includes vocalist/producer Eliot Krimsky (also of Here We Go Magic and founder/drummer Mike Johnson (also of Dirty Projectors), are set to release a new album, LYFE, on September 16 via Western Vinyl. The album features...
Sounds like: Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Dirty Projectors Song: Adult Jazz - Spook What's so good? Here's one band to keep your eye on. Leeds-based quintet Adult Jazz have already received much acclaim this year, and currently have their...Show More Summary
Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have been making music as Glass Ghost since the late 2000s, but they’ve slowed down lately for understandable reasons. Johnson is the drummer for Dirty Projectors these days, and Krimsky spends most of his time working with Here We Go Magic, but this year they’re getting the band back together [...]
Adult Jazz, from Leeds, make sprawlingly ambitious indie rock that plays around with harmony and song structure in ways that recall sleekly virtuosic experimenters like Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors. Their debut album Gist Is will be arriving presently, and we’ve already posted their songs “Am Gone,” “Springful,” and “Spook.” The album opens with “Hum,” [...]