Dirty Projectors in DC (Lexie Moreland / BrightestYoungThings)
Dirty Projectors

Throughout the set, Longstreth's seemingly improvised intros reminded me of Captain Beefheart's deliberate but dissonant explorations of delta-blues guitar rhythms. But with a progressive-punk sensibility. When combined with sparse but potent drum fills and splashes, and the girls' interwoven harmonies, the songs had an almost gospel-like tinge to them. It was as if they should have been playing at an AA meeting in a Cathedral. Nonetheless they held the Cat's audience spiritually captive for their hour-plus long set. Following some real barn-burners and foot-stompers, I couldn't help but jot to myself: "This guy wails!" And he did. And so did my Monday night (April 7). [BrightestYoungThings]

I went to the show last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Wednesday, April 9, 2008). There's nothing to say I haven't said before (I think I said that before though). I loved every second of it. They played some new songs. More tour dates below....

Dirty Projectors - 2008 Tour Dates
Apr 11 - independent san francisco
Apr 12 - echo los angeles, California
Apr 15 - backspace portland, Oregon
Apr 16 - holocene portland
Apr 17 - chop suey seattle, Washington
Apr 23 - eat your own ears series @ indigo2 london, London and South East
Apr 25 - Triptych Festival @ Cabaret Voltaire edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 26 - Triptych Festival @ Tramway Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 27 - Triptych Festival @ The Tunnels Aberdeen, Scotland
Apr 30 - whelans dublin, Dublin
May 1 - Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
May 2 - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Belfast
May 3 - futuresonic festival manchester
May 7 - Paradiso Amsterdam
May 8 - Nouveau Casino Paris
May 10 - ATP v pitchfork festival camber sands, East
May 11 - Les Nuits de Botanique Brussels
May 12 - De Kreun kortrijk
May 30 - primavera sound barcelona

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