Entries tagged with: Dirty Projectors

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Hunx as Gayracula
Halloween costumes

All things considered, we hope you had a Happy Halloween. You already saw what John Vanderslice and Freelance Whales dressed up as, and Dum Dum Girls' nun costumes (Crocodiles in there too). We also already posted Deap Vally, Those Darlins & the Mountain Goats in Halloween attire, and you saw Vampire Weekend all decked out for Kimmel. Here's a whole bunch more. That's Hunx and a punx above. See the rest (sort of NSFW), below...

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Dirty Projectors @ Capitol Theatre - 9/25/12 (via Citybug)
Dirty Projectors

There were a couple guys in the crowd that were yelling in-between songs "Let's Go! Wooooo!" If this was a reference to a song, frontman Dave Longstreth didn't seem to get it. "Where you want to go?" he asked politely. After more incoherent woooooing, Dave reassured the crowd, "We're going there, man."

And go there, they did. Dave and the band performed most of Swing Lo Magellan just as meticulously arranged and produced as the album is--it happens to be their most accessible to date and translates very well live. [Noisey]

Dirty Projectors have been on the road since the release of their new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and after having already played NYC twice over the summer, they returned for another area show at the newly reopened Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Tuesday (9/25) with Lavender Diamond (who also played Mercury Lounge the next night [9/26] and will play Glasslands on Sunday [9/29] with Helado Negro). A video of the DPs playing "Wittenberg IV" at the Capitol Theatre show and their setlist is below. Their tour brings them back to NYC for a show at Carnegie Hall on January 11 with yMusic. Tickets for that show are still available.

Capitol Theatre shows continue with David Gray and Foy Vance tonight (9/27). On Friday (9/28), The Roots were scheduled to continue their residency with a show with Talib Kweli, but as they did with their Septembr 14 show, they've cancelled this Friday's show too. In place of that gig, Roots drummer Questlove, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip will DJ the first-ever "Soul Planetarium" night at the Cap instead. "Having Questlove, Talib, and Q-Tip spin on the same bill would be awesome in a small dark closet," says [Capitol Theatre booker] Peter Shapiro, who helmed the theatre's relaunch this year and produced 'U2 3D,' the first-ever live action film in the digital 3D format. "Having them each spin Friday night in a legendary rock palace-meets-next generation Planetarium should blow minds." Tickets for that show are available.

Q-Tip does his next Offline Party at Irving Plaza on October 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Dirty Projectors video and setlist are below.

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Fee Free Friday

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY opened a few weeks back and if you've been curious to check the new venue out -- complete with astral projections on it's planetarium-esque dome -- but have yet to pull the trigger on tickets, today might be the day. It's "Fee-Free Friday" at The Cap, meaning any tickets you purchase online today via Ticketfly are free of service charges.

Some upcoming shows you might be interested in include Tuesday's Dirty Projectors / Lavender Diamond show (9/25), Regina Spector on 10/3, Sleigh Bells and Araabmuzik on 10/5, Fiona Apple on 10/10, Yeasayer on 11/13, and My Morning Jacket's three-day run in December.

The Fee-Free Friday offer runs till midnight tonight.

Real flyer on Grand Ave. 'HIPSTERS ONLY Please!' (via @adelaloconte)
Hipster Casting

Guy Fieri, Smashmouth frontman Steve Harwell and Sammy Hagar are teaming for what is likely to be the most exclamation-point-filled cookbook of all time. Also, maybe the worst.

Those of a certain age may have fond, fuzzy memories of MTV's sock puppet hosts Sifl & Olly. Well they're back! Reviewing video games? Sort of. Check out a video below.

Speaking of fond MTV memories, you can catch Kurt Loder in the flesh at at the Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (9/20) (with Julie Klausner who has other upcoming gigs too).

Bruce Springsteen plays again in NJ tonight tomorrow. Meanwhile check out his setlist from last night.

Fiona Apple got busted for hash possession at the same Texas checkpoint that got Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. She's out on bail, but tonight's ACL Live show is canceled (which means no pictures tonight on the BVAustin Instagram).

Speaking of Austin, Ume is funding a new record via Kickstarter.

Speaking of Kickstarter, Gawker discusses their accountability problem, Amanda Palmer included.

That said, we're sure Owen Pallett, like many others, was happy to hear that Amanda is now paying all musicians.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for backers for your Kickstarter, Forbes listed the 400 richest Americans, Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas included.

Speaking of money, Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne, Ben Folds, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and more will appear as guests on Ke$ha's new album, Warrior.

Speaking of Patrick Carney, congrats to him and his now-wife Emily Ward on their recent wedding. Will Forte officiated. Shaun White was arrested.

The first track from Neurosis's new LP Honor Found in Decay has slipped out. Stream "At The Well" at NPR now.

more stuff below...

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Lightning Bolt in 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning BOlt

The Soft Moon at 285 Kent, Oct. 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Lightning BOlt

today in NYC
* Nass Gnawa @ Zebulon
* Andy Laster @ The Stone
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Patrick Wolf @ Joe's Pub
* 4th St. Niteowls @ Barbes
* Big K.R.I.T. @ Irving Plaza
* Sandro Perri @ Mercury Lounge
* Actress, Lotide @ Cameo Gallery
* Et Cetera Festival @ Public Assembly
* Ne-Yo, Third Eye Blind @ The Intrepid
* Maya Rudolph & The Roots @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Dry The River, Houndmouth @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wye Oak, Callers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Soft Moon, Cold Showers, ERAAS @ Glasslands
* Bon Iver, Anais Mitchell @ Radio City Music Hall
* Truth Thomas, Bob Holman and Friends @ The Stone
* Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Joseph Keckler, Mac Wellman @ Issue Project Room
* SSION, House of Ladosha, TEETH @ Santos Party House
* The Beets, Jounce, As If and Good Sports @ Lit Lounge
* Nobunny, Bad Sports, Tough Shits @ Otto's Shrunken Head
* Warm Ghost, WIN WIN, Slam Donahue, Sleepy Kitty @ Pianos
* I am the Heat, Janet Labelle, Velta, Late Runner @ Cake Shop
* The NY Theremin Society Presents: GOOD Vibrations @ Joe's Pub
* Faun Fables, Buxton, Franz Nicolay @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* HEAD w/ Kurt Loder, Rob Sheffield, Julie Klausner @ The Bell House
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story w/ Dave Hill, Rob Cantrell, Garrett Oliver
* Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Cotton Jones, Kishi Bashi @ Central Park Summerstage
* Oberhofer, Darlings, Astral Locket, Kissing is a Crime, Lazyeyes @ Ran Tea House
* Tom Blacklung Smokestacks, Sleepies, Heaven's Gate, Butter The Children @ Big Snow
* Sasha Gohard, LE1F, Mess Kid (DJ Set), 2 Chenz (DJ Set), Farrington G (DJ Set) @ Santos Party House

Tonight's Actress show at Cameo was canceled due to Visa issues.

Lightning Bolt at 285 Kent tonight is sold out but you can still catch them at ATP NY on Friday (same night as Frank Ocean).

Onetime SNL castmember (and Rentals keyboardist) Maya Rudolph is doing Prince covers with The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets sold out, but there are still "limited tickets available at the door" so get there early if this interests U (to put it like Prince).

Tom Shillue's Funny Story returns to Brooklyn Brewery tonight with frequently shirtless Dave Hill, Rob Cantrell, and Garrett Oliver. $10 gets you in and a beer.

For those with a dark streak, Glasslands is hosting a great line-up of goth-influenced bands, including San Francisco's The Soft Moon, Los Angeles' Cold Showers and locals ERAAS. Tickets are still available.

For the more garage-minded, Otto's Shrunken Head hosts tonight Philadelphia's The Tough Shits (9 PM), Denton, TX's The Bad Sports (10 PM) and depraved mask-wearer Nobunny (11 PM). Nobunny and Bad Sports will play again tomorrow (/21)at Bushwick's Living Bread Deli with Xray Eyeballs and Liquor Store.

Oberhofer added a last-minute show tonight at Ran Tea House (right next door to 285 Kent and Glasslands) with Darlings, Astral Locket, Kissing is a Crime and Lazyeyes. $7, doors at 8 PM. Have you seen that T-Mobile ad where Oberhofer plays on a roof? You can watch it below.

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Dirty Projectors just released a video for "About to Die" which incorporates footage from David Longstreth's short film, Hi Custodian, and you can watch it below.

Malka Spigel's new album, Every Day Is Like The First Day, features contributions from Johnny Marr, Stereolab's Andy Ramsay, as well as her husband (and Wire guitarist) Colin Newman. You can stream the whole thing below.

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by Bill Pearis

Hi Custodiam

Last night, Hi Custodian, the short film from Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth, premiered in NYC with two back-to-back screenings at Sunshine Cinema. Now you can premiere it in your bedroom as it's online. The 20-minute film, produced by Pitchfork.tv, is a musical journey featuring all of Dirty Projectors, plus nuns, landfills, a bikini carwash and music from the band's new album, Swing Lo Magellan. You can watch it below.

Meanwhile, if you want to see Dirty Projectors live, they will play Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on September 25 (tix) and then Carnegie Hall on January 11 as part of the Wordless Music Series (tix).

Video is below.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jay-Z & Kanye / Passion Pit / D'Angelo at Made in America 9/2/2012
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Closing out the first day of Made in America was rap legend and festival organizer Jay-Z's behemoth set. "Allow me to re-introduce myself," Jay rapped as he entered the stage, a screaming crowd of thousands joining him in every word and making clear that no introductions were necessary. Breaking the day's tradition of rappers surrounded by hype men, Jay-Z struck a dramatic pose alone on stage.

His set's first surprise was a video from President Obama, who voiced his support of Made in America's patriotic vision and urged concertgoers to register to vote, a call to action greeted with cheers.

Backed by a live band and celebrating his recent NBA partnership by sporting a Brooklyn Nets hat, Jay-Z flew through a sampler of his most beloved hits, from early hit Izzo (H.O.V.A.) to crowd favorite Big Pimpin. He gave plenty of love to his new material as well, performing an ode to his hometown of New York City with a euphoric rendition of Empire State of Mind and leading the crowd in singing Run This Town, before playing the hard-driving On to the Next One...

...Jay-Z's turn at Made In America wasn't complete without a few high-profile guests. As the show neared its end, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music posse stormed the stage. West, joined by Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Common, showcased new tracks Mercy and New God Flow with his crew before splitting off to perform several songs solo. With the crowd in near pandemonium, Jay and Ye closed the night with collaboration N----- in Paris.- [USA Today]

Jay-Z's inaugural Made in America Festival happened Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia and the first day (9/2) featured a wide variety of acts, including Janelle Monae, Passion Pit, Rick Ross, Dirty Projectors (who have a show coming up at Carnegie Hall) and J himself (and a few of his friends). More pictures from Sunday are below, along with Jay-Z's setlist...

Continue reading "Made in America Fest: day 1 in pics (Jay-Z, Dirty Projectors, D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, Passion Pit and more)"

Dirty Projectors at MHOW, July 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dirty Projectors

In addition to the premiere of their short film 'Hi Cutodian' next week, Dirty Projectors have some other news: They'll play Carnegie Hall on January 11 as part of the Wordless Music series. Modern classical ensemble yMusic will open the show. Tickets for that show go on sale TODAY (8/30) at 11 AM. It's their only show scheduled for 2013 at this time.

As mentioned, you can catch the band in Philly this weekend for Made In America Fest and they will play Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on September 25Tickets for the Cap show are still available.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors playing Carnegie Hall in Jan. (updated dates)"

Dirty Projectors at Prospect Park in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors frontman David Longstreth wrote and directed a short film, Hi Custodian, which stars members of his band and was executive produced by Pitchfork.tv and will make its theatrical premiere in NYC on September 6 at Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The film will screen for free at 8 PM and then again at 10 PM, with both screenings being followed by a Q&A with David Longstreth, other Dirty Projectors members, and director of photography Bobby Bukowski. Admission is free for the screenings but RSVP is required, and seating is first come, first served. The film will then premiere online at Pitchfork.tv the day after the theatrical premiere (9/7).

Meanwhile, the Dirty Projectors will be in Philly this weekend for Made In America Fest and will return to the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on September 25. Tickets for the Cap show are still available.

The Hi Custodian trailer and the flier for the screening are below.

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Craft Spells

West Coast janglers Craft Spells are heading East next month to play Cincinatti's Midpoint Music Festival (September 27 - 29) which also features the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells and many more. Tickets for the fest are still available and the whole line-up is at the bottom of this post.

Before the festival, Craft Spells will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 24 with new new romantics Ice Choir. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You can stream Craft Spells' new-ish EP, Gallery, plus check out the whole Midpoint Music Fest line-up, below.

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Gary Clark Jr. at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Gary Clark Jr

As mentioned, Philly's Made In America Festival goes down this weekend (9/1 - 9/2) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded and now includes Drake (who was rumored but not on the initial lineup announcement), Jill Scott, Chris Cornell, The Hives, and Run DMC, who are all playing the second day (9/2), in addition to blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who will be on the only performer on the bill playing both days, and others. Day 1 (9/1) will be headlined by festival head Jay-Z, and also includes Skrillex, Passion Pit, D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, and others, and day 2 (9/2) will be headlined by Pearl Jam and also includes Odd Future, X, Santigold, and others. Tickets for the festival are still available.

If you're going to the fest, Philly is only about a two hour drive from NYC and this FAQ should help you find your way over (for directions use the address of Ben Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Once you're there, that FAQ will also help you find your way around, parking tips, and more. There will be a free filtered water service at the festival site, but you can't bring glowsticks (sorry Skrillex fans).

A #MadeInAmerica video for Gary Clark Jr. and the lineup for the festival are below.

Continue reading "Jay-Z's Made In America Festival is this weekend; Gary Clark Jr. playing both nights (full lineup, directions & more)"

Dirty Projectors and Joanna Newsom

This is part two in a new series that I invented when I found this second tattoo after posting a related one yesterday.

The owner of this colorful red and blue and bird-filled tattoo writes:

"This is my Dave Longstreth/Joanna Newsom tribute tattoo. I admire Joanna for her lyrics, and Dave for his music; they are my two biggest musical influences. The red and blue background is from the album, "Bitte Orca" by Dave's band, Dirty Projectors. The red and the blue intermingling represents how lyrics and music are both needed to intertwine in order to make a song. The two brown finches are reoccurring birds that Dave uses in most of his albums, and the canary and sparrow are from Joanna Newsom's albums "The Milk-Eyed Mender" and "Ys", respectively. The finches also represent my little sisters, as they're my little songbirds, and the canary, my mother, while the sparrow is my father. I'm very happy with it. Done by Jimmy at The Parlour Tattoo in Eugene, OR."
PREVIOUSLY: check out this Joanna Newsom tattoo

Bob Dylan

The soon-to-be open Capitol Theatre in Port Chester will open its doors on September 4 and the kickoff show is a doozie: Bob Dylan! That's one week before his new album, Tempest, is released. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10 AM with a presale through BobDylan.com on August 13 at 10 AM.

This show happens shortly after the previously-mentioned Big Flats show and almost two months before Bob's upcoming Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center. Updated Dylan dates are at the bottom of this post.

Tickets to a few of The Cap's initial line-up of shows went on sale today (8/10) including Dirty Projectors (9/25), Regina Spektor (10/3), Hugh Laurie & the Copper Bottom Band (9/08). A flyer with The Capitol Theatre's schedule to date is below.

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Dirty Projectors at MHOW, July 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Dirty Projectors

Tickets to see Dirty Projectors at the soon-to-open Capitol Theatre in Port Chester go on sale today at 10 AM, along with tickets for Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band (9/08).

Inside The Cap
Capitol Theatre

Forty years ago, in its heyday, the Capitol Theater here was known as a rock stage with great acoustics, a crumbling space where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana and Pink Floyd played memorable concerts. So when Peter Shapiro, a founder of the Brooklyn Bowl, took over the theater last year and announced plans to reopen it as a concert hall next month, he had a heavy reputation to live up to.

Now Mr. Shapiro has unveiled an eclectic lineup for the next four months that he hopes will re-establish the Capitol as an influential spot for live music. My Morning Jacket has agreed to do three nights. The Roots will play four dates, with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joining them for one night. Others on the fall bill include Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors and Regina Spektor, as well as older artists, among them Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Al Green, the Moody Blues and the Steve Miller Band. - [NY Times]

We've been keeping tabs on the $2 million renovation of the Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for a while, for a while but the 1800-seat venue just announced its initial schedule today, which will host its first concert on September with performer to be announced later this week. Highlights from the known schedule include Dirty Projectors on September 25, Fiona Apple on October 10 (adding to her string of NY shows at the time) the already-announced Regina Spektor show on October 24, and three nights of My Morning Jacket (Dec. 27 - 29).

Full schedule is listed below. It seems like they are stil setting up their online ticketing system -- you can keep checking here for on sale dates. Can't wait to see that projection system in the flesh.

Continue reading "The Capitol Theatre announces initial schedule (Dirty Projectors, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, My Morning Jacket and more)"

DOWNLOAD: The Hood Internet - "Grown Up Has No Trigger" (MP3)

The Hood Internet

As mentioned, The Hood Internet are releasing their new album, FEAT, on October 2 and playing shows in support of it including a NYC date on August 11 at Brooklyn Bowl. That show is no longer happening, and Brooklyn Bowl calendar now lists an early show that day (8/11) with Natural Child, The Peoples Temple, and Liquor Store, and a late show with St. Lucia, Big Black Delta, and Capital CIties.

Instead, The Hood Internet will make their way to NYC for a show on September 14 at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg with Body Language, My Gold Mask, and Oscillator Bug. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/1) at noon. All Hood Internet dates are listed below.

The Hood Internet recently made a very topical mashup of Danny Brown's "Grown Up" and Dirty Projectors' "Gun Has No Trigger" called "Grown Up Has No Trigger." You can download that above or stream it below, along with a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Hood Internet replace BBowl show with MHOW (updated dates); mashed up Danny Brown & Dirty Projectors (MP3)"

shittychandelier with a pitchfork

If the many artists playing the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago this weekend, only a few will be part of the webcast on Pitchfork's Youtube Channel. Check out the schedule (in Chicago time I assume), and the stream itself, below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Dirty Projectors, Celebrate Brooklyn! 7/10/2012
Dirty Projectors

It was a gorgeous evening in Prospect Park last night for one of the more anticipated Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts of the season: Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak and Purity Ring. Having just played the much more intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg the night before, David Longstreth and company peformed basically the same set at Prospect Park, just with the song order switched up a little. Setlist is below. Despite opening the show with her band and having sung with them recently (like on Jimmy Fallon), Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak did not join DP this time at Prospect Park, but Olga Bell did a great job completing the trio of female voices, from behind her keyboard stage right where she stayed all night.

Even though they are playing bigger and bigger places, Wye Oak remain a duo and were great as usual. Jenn and Andy Stack wrote some new songs for the tour, and told the crowd they were really excited to be touring with Dirty Projectors. There was a whole lot of Mutual Appreciation Society happening onstage throughout the night, actually.

Purity Ring, also still a duo, seemed to impress the crowd with their early 7PM set. Corin Roderick has retired the plumber's acid trip instrument he was using last year (like at our CMJ-week day party) in favor a baroque arrangement of flower lights that lit up and triggered xylophone/marimba sounds when struck. (It probably looks really cool when in a fully dark envoirnment.) Also: they were selling their new album, Shrines, at the merch table that doesn't actually hit stores for two more weeks. So look for that if you're going to see them before July 24.

Purity Ring will be back in NYC on their record's release date, July 24 for an in-the-round show at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/13) at noon. It's $15 for a ticket or $25 for a ticket plus a copy of Shrines. If you order tickets through their website, you get a limited edition screenprint poster as well. They've also got a new video out for album track, "Fineshrine," which you can watch below, along with an updated list of Purity Ring tour dates, and more pictures from last night's Prospect Park show.

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak and Purity Ring played Prospect Park (pics, setlist); Purity Ring playing LPR, have a new video"

photos and videos by Jessica Amaya

Dirty Projectors at Music Hall of Williamsburg - 7/9/12
Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors are currently on tour in support of their great new album, Swing Lo Magellan (out today [7/10], stream it), and that tour brought them to Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (7/9) for their first of two NYC shows. They played every song on the new album except its closing track, "Irresponsible Tune," in addition to a few off 2009's Bitte Orca and "Beautiful Mother" from their EP with Bjork. Last night's show was intimate show for the band, and needless to say, the show had sold out quickly and the venue was packed to the brim. You can watch the archived video of their set (which streamed live) HERE. Dustin Wong opened the show. Pictures, new band member Olga Bell included, are in this post.

Dirty Projectors play Brooklyn again tonight (7/10), this time at the much larger Prospect Park with Purity Ring and Wye Oak as part of Celebrate Brooklyn. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

More pics from last night (setlist included) and some videos from the show are below.

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors played Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dustin Wong (pics, video, setlist)"

Bell in front of Music Hall of Williamsburg

As first revealed right here, Olga Bell is the newest member of Dirty Projectors. She officially revealed it to the world today via Twitter with the above picture taken in front of Music Hall of Williamsburg where the DP show is tonight (7/9). If you won't be there, stream it live below...

UPDATE: If you missed it, the recorded show is now still streaming in full below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors Music Hall of Williamsburg webcast (update: watch the show in full)"

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...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors add Olga Bell to band (to replace Angel & instead of Jenn), played Montauk, streaming new album & video trailer"

The Drums at Surf Lodge during Memorial Day Weekend (via)
The Drums

Montauk's Surf Lodge, a restaurant, hotel and sometimes concert venue booked by C3 (Lollapalooza, ACL), have partnered with SPIN for two shows this summer. Dirty Projectors will play the venue on June 30 and Real Estate on July 7. It's about a three-hour drive from NYC, but is a great vacation spot, so if you're hoping to see these bands and want an excuse to go to the Hamptons, this would be a good time. Hopefully you won't have any memory-erasing experiences while you're there.

In related news, the Surf Lodge is no longer owned by Edgemere Montauk, LLC. Curbed Hamptons reports that it was recently sold to Michael Walrath's investmenet company, Montauk Properties, LLC. The lodge has also got a new team to help revitalize their guestrooms, landscaping, menu, juices, music, workout and more. The Summer 2012 Concert Series is being overseen by GrandLife's Tommy Saleh and Mandy Brooks. That series kicked off over Memorial Day Weekend with a show by The Drums. The photo above is from that show. No word on what other shows will go down this summer yet (besides Dirty Projectors and Real Estate).

The War on Drugs and Dean & Britta also have a show coming up in Long Island.

Dirty Projectors also have other upcoming shows including two in NYC: MHOW on 7/9 and Prospect Park on 7/10, the latter of which you can win tickets to.

Real Estate have other shows too, including a NYC show at Webster hall on August 11 with R. Stevie Moore and Andrew Cedermark. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated lists of dates for both bands are below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors and Real Estate (separately) playing Montauk's The Surf Lodge, where The Drums just played"

Dirty Projectors mural at North 7th & Driggs (via Domino)
Dirty Projectors

As mentioned, Dirty Projectors will play a small show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 9, the day before their Prospect Park show (7/10) with Purity Ring and Wye Oak. The MHOW show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets, you can watch the show live from your computer at the Bowery Presents YouTube page. To help promote the MHOW show, the Bowery YouTube page now has a video of David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, and Haley Dekle playing an acoustic snippet of "Unto Caesar," off the new album. You can watch that video below. Dustin Wong has also been added as an opener to the MHOW show since we last spoke.

Tickets for the Prospect Park show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

In other news, a mural of Dirty Projectors' new album artwork has been painted in Williamsburg at North 7th & Driggs (pictured above) to help promote the Prospect Park show.

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DOWNLOAD: Purity Ring - "Fineshrine" (MP3)

Dirty Projectors on Fallon
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Dirty Projectors played Fallon last night, performing "Gun Has No Trigger" off their upcoming LP, Swing Lo Magellan. They performed their song with their new drummer, Mike Johnson (who has played in Flying and Glass Ghost) and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes instead of Angel who is on hiatus. DP are going on tour with Wye Oak and playing Prospect Park on July 10 with Wye Oak and Purity Ring. We've confirmed that Fallon will not be the last time you see Jenn playing with DP. Check out a video of the Fallon performance below.

As mentioned, the day before the Prospect Park show, Dirty Projectors will play a much smaller show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/9). Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. Did you grab any in the Celebrate Brooklyn presale which started yesterday?

Speaking of Purity Ring, they just dropped another new track off their much-anticipated LP, Shrines (due out 7/24 via 4AD), called "Fineshrine." That makes a total of five album tracks revealed before the album's release and if you've been enjoying the others, you'll dig this one too. Download it above or stream it, along with all tour dates, below...

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Tickets are on presale now for the Dirty Projectors show at MHOW. PASSWORD = HICUSTODIAN . You'll notice it's a "Celebrate Brooklyn" presale and Celebrate Brooklyn is the other Brooklyn show DP have scheduled this summer.