Posted in music | tour dates on July 5, 2012

The new look Dirty Projectors (sans Angel and any of her replacements)
Dirty Projectors

Pitchfork: Keyboardist and singer Angel Deradoorian is currently on hiatus from the band? Did you have any songs written for her that you had to change around?

David Longstreth: No, I had already written all the songs by then. Basically, I started writing songs on Amber's birthday, in June of last year, so we had everybody come up and it was the first time we'd seen each other in a couple months. It had been the longest time we'd been apart from one another as a band for years. So we all hung out for a week. It's like that line: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

Angel is in the midst of the first big relationship of her life, and that's super important. Being in a band can be really toxic to being in a relationship, considering all the touring and everything. Sometimes when you're on tour, it feels like you're living the same day over and over again. She joined the band when she was around 19 and she had been in it for five years. It's important to grow. The energy was just like: Is this the best thing right now? It wasn't. We were both feeling it. It was difficult to start the conversation, but once it started, it felt clear that it was the right thing. She's got to figure out her steez as a songwriter, too.

Dirty Projectors' new album, Swing Lo Magellan, is out next week (7/10) but is currently streaming in full at The NY Times. Highly recommended!

And though they don't seem to be discussing it (like in the interview above), Dirty Projectors recently filled the void left by Angel at live shows with Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak. This happened at their recent Fallon appearance and again Saturday (6/30) at The Surf Lodge in Montauk...

Dirty Projectors (with Jenn singing) in Montauk - 6/30/12 (by Snackytunes)
Dirty Projectors

Wye Oak are also opening on a good portion of their upcoming tour too, but despite this, it looks like Jenn won't keep the job. Dave Longstreth instead found another fill-in for Deradoorian to sing alongside Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle for the tour that begins tonight (7/5), and we have learned that the position goes to none other than Olga Bell of Bell (and now ex-Chairlift). Congrats Olga!

Olga Bell (more by Tim Griffin)
Dirty Projectors

That DP tour kicks off tonight in Ottowa and includes two NYC shows: a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 9th with Dustin Wong which will  stream live on YouTube, and Prospect Park on 7/10 (tickets) with Wye Oak and Purity Ring.  A listing of all dates, and the 2:08 trailer for "Hi Custodian", "a Dirty Projectors film by David Longstreth featuring music from the band's upcoming album Swing Lo Magellan", below...

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Dirty Projectors "Hi Custodian" - Trailer

DIRTY PROJECTORS - 2012 TOUR DATES
07-05 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
07-06 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall ^
07-07 Montreal, QC - Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal Jazz Fest ^
07-09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
07-10 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn &^
07-11 Millvale, PA - Mr.Smalls Theatre ^
07-12 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center For The Arts
07-13 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &
07-17 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant &
07-18 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre &
07-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre &
07-21 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue &
07-23 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market &
07-24 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom &
07-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom &
07-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre &
07-28 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern &
07-29 San Diego, CA - HOB San Diego &
07-31 Marfa, TX - The Crowley Theatre &
08-02 Austin, TX - Emo's East &
08-03 Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theatre &
08-04 New Orleans, LA - HOB New Orleans &
08-06 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre %
08-07 Fort. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room %
08-09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse %
08-10 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel %
08-11 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre %
08-13 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom %
08-14 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall %
08-15 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom %
08-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
08-18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
08-19 Boston, MA - Paradise
09-01 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-28 Urbana IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
09-30 Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theatre
^ w/ Purity Ring
& w/Wye Oak
* w/ Dustin Wong
% w/ POP ETC

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Comments (24)


It's like that line: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

>> That line..... You mean the John Lennon lyric ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:06 PM

Olga Bell is the coolest woman alive.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:10 PM

Still don't get 'em but more power to 'em

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:11 PM

Band of white people, for white people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:23 PM

when Angel gets dumped, Olga gets dumped.

fact.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:34 PM

"Still don't get 'em "

Don't worry, they suck. People like the goofs who run this site cum all over them but then look at all the other crap they praise.

Should a loser like Longstreth really be using the word "steez". That sounded so out of place. And is he fucking Amber cause that would be a sad thing. For her.

Also does anyone know who Angel is fucking? This big relationship? Cause whoever it is can't be fucking her proper.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:35 PM

Him and Amber are (were ?) a couple for sure..

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:40 PM

Yeah...the "grad student/ barista scene". That's just the facts. You think that's snark?

Posted by John Wesley Schwartzman | July 5, 2012 3:45 PM

pretty sure she's smooching dave from animal collectiove.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:55 PM

"pretty sure she's smooching dave from animal collectiove."

No, Dave is married

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 4:17 PM

Dave and Kria are divorced.

get with it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 4:53 PM

dave is divorced

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 4:58 PM

Yay! Another completely unneccessary cute hipster back-up singer chosen entirely for her looks to give the band more buzz!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 5:05 PM

I'd hit that

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 5:29 PM

album is great. kills the last couple radioheads. certainly the last one hands down. face it. awesome band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 9:27 PM

olga is such a babe

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 10:50 PM

the blonde hair female in dirty projectors alway looks so sad. why did the cute curly hair girl leave?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:41 PM

Olga is a DIME

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 1:34 AM

Why are they playing a boat dock to a few privileged rich people in Montauk?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 8:10 AM

Olga Bell is the coolest woman alive.

Posted by mard | July 10, 2012 11:51 AM

she's certainly gorgeous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:12 PM

FWIW, I talked to Angel D outside her show at the Metro in Chicago in 2010 and she was on her way to meet Dave Portner.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2012 12:15 PM

An superb posting with great points, We’ve been a lurker proper here for some time but wish to be far far more involved from now on.

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 3:12 AM

I think the ladies in this band are pretty.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:54 PM

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