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,” [...]
The all-star cast includes members of Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, Chairlift, and many more.
Sounds like: Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs Song: GUNAKADEIT - South What's so good? What better way to introduce a new artist to the Indie Shuffle audience than by means of a premiere? Fortunately that's what we've got for you today... GUNAKADEIT...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Dirty Projectors, Man Man, Pattern Is Movement Song: Ava Luna - Genesee What's so good? Ava Luna's new single "Genesee" is not for the musically close-minded. With their well-known off-kilter sound, this track fits right in. Show More Summary
Before she joined Dirty Projectors during the days of Swing Lo Magellan, Olga Bell was a Band To Watch. Now she’s taken some time to work on solo material again. Her upcoming album, Krai, is sung entirely in Russian and judging from the new single “Stavropol Krai” her intricate vocal-centered performances are as strong as [...]
Olga Bell, who is currently a Dirty Projector and just played MoMA PS1 this past weekend (3/30), is releasing a new solo album, Krai, on April 29 via New Amsterdam Records. The album is a song cycle sung in...
Next week Slasher Flicks — the cosmic power trio comprised of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors), and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail) — will release their first proper full-length album, Enter The Slasher House. The band makes music that could almost serve as a tripped-out (and slightly more accessible) cousin [...]
Animal Collective co-leader Avey Tare, as you’ve probably read, has a new band called Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, and it also features Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors, and Jeremy Hyman, formerly of Ponytail. The band is a week away from releasing their debut album Enter The Slasher House, and we’ve posted the videos for [...]
Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin has struck out on his own a couple of times, including on 2011’s People Changes. His latest album, In The Hollows, hits stores April 29. The titular track is propulsive and arty, as is the accompanying clip The A.V. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Tilly And The Wall, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna Song: tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain [download here] What's so good? Let me make one thing quite clear: tUnE-yArDs is a very hard artist to get a good playlist going for on Indie Shuffle. Show More Summary
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 [...]