Posted in music | pictures on January 14, 2013

photos by Greg Cristman

"Congrats to @dirtyprojectors on an amazing show at Carnegie hall tonight. Great to hear all the old + new" - Yellow Ostrich

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors played the first Wordless Music Series show of 2013 with their Carnegie Hall show on Friday (1/11), for which they were joined by modern classical ensemble yMusic (who also opened the show) and a secret guest which turned out to be ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian. They played a bunch of their recent material off of 2012's Swing Lo Magellan and About to Die EP, 2009's Bitte Orca, and their 2010 collaborative effort with Bjork, Mount Wittenberg Orca. But the DPs also reached back to plenty of their pre-breakthrough catalog to please the old fans as well. Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, who recently played an Occupy Sandy benefit in Brooklyn with Dirty Projectors, was there and said it was "one of [his] favorite concerts ever." If you were there, did you pick up the exclusive 7"?

yMusic's opening set consisted of pieces penned by Son Lux, Nico Muhly, Judd Greenstein, and others. You can check out their full setlist and more pictures from the show below.

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yMusic Setlist:
Son Lux- Beautiful Mechanical
Nico Muhly- Balance Problems
Andrew Norman- Music in Circles
Jeremy Turner- The Bear and the Squirrel
Judd Greenstein- Clearing, Dawn, Dance

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Comments (16)

yMusic was excellent. The acoustics at Carnegie Hall are amazing and perfect for their music. The DPs were awright. The band was tight and Longstreth is a terrific guitarist but he needs to cut way back on the yodeling and the ay-oh, ay-oh crap. The women had a serious Bulgarian Women's Choir thing going on. They were all good, but Angel stood out. Not a sell-out, which is too bad because this is hands down the best venue in NYC (USA?) and it would be great if they did more fun shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 9:39 AM

The special guest was a member of the band? That is pretty lame...

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:16 AM

she is no longer a member of the band. to hear her sing two doves in that room was worth the ticket alone.

DP setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:20 AM

I don't know what's more insulting - $10 for a 7" single or $40 for the "deluxe" edition of their latest album (that sells for cheaper on their label's website).

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:22 AM

special guest was supposed to be bjork but she no showed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:29 AM

One of the best shows I've ever seen. yMusic was incredible. DPs were great and only made better by yMusic's accompaniment.

I was pleasantly surprised that they played parts of Mount Wittenberg!

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2013 10:38 AM

Dude, except for the first track, they performed all of Mount Wittenberg Orca.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:54 AM

I tried to post the setlist in the comments, but one of the song titles must have triggered the moderation filter and needs approval to be posted.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 10:55 AM

I love it when millenials are declaring any show as "one of best i've seen in my life"...

Posted by ME | January 14, 2013 11:05 AM

awesome, i was hoping somebody would post the setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 11:51 AM

Can someone post the set list please?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 11:58 AM

One of the best shows I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Good lord - he FINALLY figured out that they manufacture left-handed guitars.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 2:36 PM

Almost a week later and I'm still reeling.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:24 PM

I love the guy's super long bread.

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