Posted in music on April 8, 2010

Bjork & Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works (more by Chris La Putt)
Bjork / DP

As you can see on the flyer below, cavernous Bushwick DIY spot Above the Auto Parts Store will be the site of a benefit for Haiti with an eclectic lineup of DJs on May 2nd. Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Battles' Tyondai Braxton, and music writers Alex Ross and Brandon Stosuy will be joined by...Bjork behind the turntables and iPods for "Rites of Spring." Ross predicts "some combination of Thai soul, death metal, Justin Bieber, and, of course, nude Stravinsky." Brandon, who writes for Stereogum, has the genesis of the event, which involves Bjork/Dirty Projectors show at Housing Works last May, laid out at that site: "Tickets go on sale this Tuesday (4/13) at 5PM at Record Grouch/Old Made Vintage, 441 Metropolitan Avenue (@ Meeker) in Brooklyn. Their hours are 1PM-7PM daily. (There will be no online tickets. Paper tickets only.)"

Speaking of Bjork...

Ólöf Arnalds [who also played that Housing Works benefit with Bjork and Dirty Projectors] was recently featured in NPR's All Things Considered last week. Host Jonathan Richman chatted to the singer songwriter about her new album, and played a snippet of a new song called "Surrender", that features Björk.

Olöf recently finished mixing her second album, Innundir Skinni, at Sundlaugin Studios with Kjartan Sveinsson producing once again. Innundir skinni features more elaborate arrangements and instrumentation than Við og við, with vocals sung both in English and Icelandic. Innundir skinni is set for worldwide release this spring. [Iceland Music]

The NPR show is here. A streaming clip of the song is below with the benefit flyer...


Olof Arnalds & Bjork NEW SONG 2010

Rites of Spring

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Comments (11)

This shit looks hot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 12:14 PM

Perfect time for the building to burn down

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 12:29 PM

wonder how unbearably hot it will be in there

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 2:48 PM

really really really want to go to this. any word on a ticket limit per person?

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2010 4:20 PM

No ticket limit per person. Just picked four up about 20 minutes ago ($16 each, contrary to the flyer), and they were up to 77 out of a total of 500.

Posted by pk | April 13, 2010 6:09 PM

Anyone know if this sold out?

Posted by dp | April 14, 2010 9:51 AM

still tickets

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 3:45 PM

Can I buy ticket in advanced ? & where?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2010 6:24 PM

It was totally beat. Bjork played at most three songs - and they were totally regular and unforgettable. ALL the "DJ"s were in fact simply playing lists of songs with itunes... and the last two "DJ"s were lame beyond belief.

The most embarrassing part was seeing them apparently doing thing to the music on the computer - and when I walked behind them, they were simply scrolling up and down in itunes, not even apparently selecting music...

Let me repeat, playing a list of songs on iTunes does NOT make you a DJ.

I lost a lot of respect for the participants - particularly Björk who is generally a fine musician and should absolutely know better.

For shame!

Posted by Tom Swirly | May 3, 2010 2:45 AM

2:35 did you get there late/ leave early?

Bjork was djing for the first hour or so..but then came back out several times - some vinyl and some itunes

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:53 AM

We didn't get there right at 8, perhaps 8:45? There was quite a wait to get in...

Well, drat, if so - that would have made the difference. What I saw was very forgettable - no one ever even touched the turntables... the first "DJ" was OK, the rest forgettable....

and they all used itunes, which meant for rather inept transitions.

Posted by Tom Swirly | May 4, 2010 3:58 PM

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