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...
Dirty Projectors’ bassist Nat Baldwin is releasing a new album, and The A.V. Club has the exclusive premiere of the second single. Dome Branches: The MVP Demos is due out Nov. 12 and features demos of tracks from Baldwin’s 2008’s record Most Valuable Player. Show More Summary
It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s Beck doing his best Dirty Projectors impression, along with an awesome new Spector-esque track from U.S. Show More Summary
Here’s a gorgeous track from Nat Baldwin, bassist for Dirty Projectors, that is only seeing the light of day after being recorded over half a decade ago. It comes off the upcoming Dome Branches which collects demos recorded in 2005 and 2006 that eventually led to the 2008 album Most Valuable Player. It’s a loose [...]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra have an uncommon sound that renders them incapable of covering a song without making it their own. Case in point: their take on Dirty Projectors’ “Swing Lo Magellan,” a cut off their upcoming acoustic Blue Record EP. The track allows UMO to showcase their strengths, namely frontman Ruban Nielson’s guitar chops and mesmerizing [...]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson must have felt he had a few more tricks up… Read more articles like "Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swing Lo Magellan” (Dirty Projectors cover)" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Next month Unknown Mortal Orchestra will release a follow-up EP to this year’s II called Blue Record. The EP will include acoustic versions of album cuts like “Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark)” and “So Good At Being In Trouble,” as well as a cover of Beck’s “Puttin’ It Down” and this take on Dirty [...]
From a forthcoming acoustic EP due out next month.
There is a great emotional ambiguity to cerebral indie-pop that can skew boring (the National at their worst) but also transcendent (Dirty Projectors, Patrick Watson), and even though San Fermin’s only released two singles, they fall so obviously on the latter side that I’m swooning. The brainchild of fittingly named, formerly-of-Yale composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the [...]
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. This week: For Breaking Bad week, we talk about our favorite songs about troublesShow More Summary
Nothankyou is the new side-project duo of Olga Bell, the Dirty Projectors member, and Tom Vek, the British postpunker. They’ve gotten together to make skittery, off-kilter pop music, and their debut single “Oyster” b/w “Know Yourself” arrives next week. The single’s A-side is a foggy, bass-heavy take on the Dirty Pro school of idiosyncratic yip-rock, [...]