Let’s hear it for literalism! “Little Fang” is the name of the first single from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, the Animal Collective co-leader’s new band with Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian and Ponytail’s Jeremy Hyman. And so it makes perfect sense that the song’s video would concern the adventures of a vampire cat. Longtime Animal Collective [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Grizzly Bear, Beirut, Dirty Projectors Song: We Were Evergreen - Daughters [download here] What's so good? I must say, I was surprised when I realized that We Were Evergreen have not been...Show More Summary
The greatest concert experience I’ve ever had scared the hell out of me. It was in May 2011, at a tribute show to Michael Azerrad’s ode to the 1980s DIY scene, Our Band Could Be Your Life. The Dirty Projectors played Black Flag, Titus Andronicus put their sloppy scent all over the Replacements Stink EP, tUnE-yArDs made Sonic Youth even loopier.
Almost every episode of "Portlandia" is jam-packed with cameos from celebrities. Chloe Sevigny, Martina Navratilova, Jack White, Juliette Lewis, Roseanne Barr, the Dirty Projectors... the list goes on and on. But viewers would expect nothing less from the show's creators/stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. Show More Summary
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 [...]
Nat Baldwin is best known for his work as the bassist in Dirty Projectors, but he also has a rich body of solo work that he’s developed alongside his tenure in that band. Late last year he released a collection of demos recorded between 2005 and 2006 (which included a very nice track with David [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Feist, Cat Power, Dirty Projectors Song: Yuko Nishiyama - Heart of Daisies [download here] What's so good? Wow! This one caught me by surprise. I often find it takes musicians a few releases...Show More Summary
Avey Tare has created something of a supergroup with his new side project Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. The band is made up of Tare, former Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman. After almost a year or so of blurry live videos and hype over the band’s exceptional pedigree, we finally [...]
On “Am Gone,” one of two A-sides from a new 12-inch single, Leeds quartet Adult Jazz sounds like a smoother, sleeker answer to Dirty Projectors — quirky and disjointed, yet somehow gliding gracefully through the air. There are slight bluesy and jazzy undercurrents, but at the core is burning-heart songwriting. It sounds as if all [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Talking Heads Song: St. Vincent - Birth In Reverse [download here] What's so good? Emerging from her tutelage under David Byrne, St. Vincent returns...Show More Summary
A decidedly more experimental effort from wonder producer and songwriter Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe features contributions from Clams Casino and Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors among others.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Lykke Li, Grimes, Class Actress, Dirty Projectors Song: Empress Of - Realize You [download here] What's so good? Empress Of debuted this track during an after party at Pitchfork Fest earlier this year. Show More Summary
Dirty Projectors‘ new video for “Impregnable Question” opens on on beautiful scenes of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. When coupled with the melodious guitar strums and piano chords, it’s downright transcendental. Then the video changes to shots of a man running along the highway by that same landscape in an obvious homage to [...]
The video features a lone runner as he passes through mountain-flanked towns to meet a dark-haired mystery girl in a cheerleader uniform.
Just as Swing Lo Magellan was a folk album with the surreal little touches that Dirty Projectors bring to all their music, their Adam Newport-Berra-directed video for “Impregnable Question” is sweet, pastoral, and just a little bit strange. It was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and the band says [...]
Flash TMT News Alert! Dave Longstreth from Dirty Projectors — you know, that guy who does all those awesome, complicated, annoying, simple, pretty, ugly, ambitious hi/low art/music things that the rest of us can’t ever even imagine doing?...Show More Summary
Brooklyn's San Fermin will headline DC9 tomorrow night. Hear their Dirty Projectors influenced single "Sonsick". [ more › ]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Ava Luna, Dirty Projectors Song: Pattern Is Movement - Suckling [download here] What's so good? FINALLY!! I repeat- FINALLYYYY!! Pattern Is Movement is back. They’re back! And in my opinion,...Show More Summary
UMO at South Street Seaport in June (more by Amanda Hatfield) As mentioned psychedelic rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra are headlining a tour this fall which hits NYC tonight (10/11) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with the Fat Possum-signed Jackson Scott....
Dirty Projectors in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman) Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth is no stranger to playing music in museums, and he'll do just that on November 1 at The Met, when he premieres new work in addition...