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Deradoorian(Angel from Dirty Projectors) playing Little Bar in South Philly next week

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Angel Deradoorian, who performs under just her last name– Deradoorian, is best known as one of the three stellar female singers in Dirty Projectors. In her down time from the band, she works on her solo tunes–recording and performing. She released her debut EP, Mind Raft,  in 2009 and more recently performed at the Animal Collective curated ATP Festival in the UK last May.

Luckily for us Philadelphians, she’ll be in town Thursday, September 22nd at Little Bar in South Philly with Hubble and Joe Kusy and the Big Shirts. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Get all the information you need about the show HERE.

More videos below…


Written by Colin Kerrigan

September 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Nat Baldwin(of the Dirty Projectors) releasing solo album + going on tour(Philly date)

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Nat Baldwin, the bassist of the Dirty Projectors, will release his fourth solo full length titled People Changes on May 24th via Western Vinyl. The album has been in the works for a couple of years now and he finally decided to go into the studio last year. It’s comprised of five original tracks and two covers including a cover of Arthur Russel’s “A Little Lost”. You can get a taste of what he’s all about in the videos below.

Along with a new album, Baldwin will be taking his music on tour for a month and half. While out on the road, he’ll make a stop in Philly on Friday, May 6th at the Chapel of the First Unitarian Church. Tickets are on sale and can be found HERE. Keep in mind – the chapel only holds 50 people so it’ll probably sell out quickly.

Nat Baldwin 2o11 Tour Dates
March 31 – Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater
April 2 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
April 3 – Palmer, MA @ Diamond Junction Bowling Lanes
April 5 – Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
April 6 – Toronto, ON @ Double Double Land
April 7 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s
April 8 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College
April 9 – North Manchester, IN @ the Firehouse
April 10 – Bloomington, IN @ House Bar
April 11 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
April 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mistory Theater
April 16 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
April 18 – St Louis MO @ LEMP
April 19 – Little Rock, AR @ Dreamland Ballroom
April 20 – Dallas, TX @ tba
April 21 – Austin, TX @ Club 1808
April 22 – Houston, TX @ Avant Garden
April 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
April 24 – Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon
April 25 – New Orleans, LA @ Mudlark Public Theater
April 27 – Tallahassee, FL @ Charles Mansion
April 28 – Athens, GA @ Farm255
April 29 – Columbia, SC @ Beys
April 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
May 1 – Greensboro, NC @ The Green Bean
May 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Unitarian Church Side Chapel
May 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon
May 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon
May 9 – Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog
May 11 – Boston, MA @ Whitehaus
May 12 – Kittery, ME @ Buoy Gallery
May 13 – Bar Harbor, ME @ Lompoc

Written by Colin Kerrigan

March 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Owen Pallett offers FREE EP for the next week

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Owen Pallett, a experimental violinist/musician, will play Philly this fall opening for Dirty Projectors at the Trocadero. If you’ve never heard his music before, you’re in luck. Domino USA is offering his new EP Lewis Takes Off His Shirt for FREE in exchange for your email via their website. The offer is available for the next week or so. The EP includes the single “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” and a bunch of remixes by Dan Deacon, Max Tundra and more.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

July 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Listen to Dirty Projectors/Björk collaboration “All We Are”

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Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors and Iceland’s Björk teamed up to record Mount Wittenberg Orca. The collaboration first came to light in May of 2009 at a Manhatten Bookstore(video below) and was recorded this past April. The final product is 7 songs clocking in around 21 minutes. Read DP‘s David Longstreth letter about the record below. All the proceeds from the record go to the National Geographic Society. You can purchase the album digitally HERE. Stream the closing track “All We Are” below.

Sidenote: Dirty Projectors will play the Trocadero Theatre in September. More info HERE.

“In April 2009, Brandon Stosuy from asked me if we wanted to play a benefit concert at a bookstore in New York. I said yes. He asked Björk the same thing, and she said yes. Then he asked us if we wanted to collaborate, and we said yes. Björk asked me what we should do, and I said, “I don’t know, I guess I’d really love to write a bunch of new songs for us to sing together?” And she said Yes.

That same month, Amber from Dirty Projectors was walking along a ridge on Mount Wittenberg, north of San Francisco. She was looking out at the ocean and saw a little family of whales, as you sometimes do in April on the Northern California coast. I wrote some songs about it and sent them to Björk, who agreed to sing the part of the mom whale. The songs became Mount Wittenberg Orca. Amber and Angel and Haley sang the part of the kid whales, and I sang the part of Amber. We sang all week long and learned the music just in time to perform it at the bookstore on May 8th.

Then our album Bitte Orca came out and we went on tour forever. We finally got a chance to record Wittenberg last month, almost exactly a year after we first sang it. We went into the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn and rehearsed it for three days, then we recorded it as quickly and as live as possible. We only overdubbed lead vocals and a guitar solo.”
-via Stereogum

Written by Colin Kerrigan

June 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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Dirty Projectors covered Bob Dylan

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As we mentioned last week, Dirty Projectors announced a bunch of tour dates including a Philly date at the Trocadero in September. They recently recorded a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” for Levi’s, who are offering it as a free download on their website in exchange for your email. Frontman Dave Longstreth replicates Dylan‘s voice pretty solidly and the three lovely ladies of the Dirty Projectors chime in flawlessly with their harmonies.

Levis also have free downloads of Nas, She & Him, and The Swell Season doing selected covers. They have even more covers coming from Passion Pit, John Legend & The Roots, The Shins, The Kills and more.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

June 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

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Dirty Projectors to play Trocadero in September

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Dirty Projectors @ the Trocadero last Octobermore photos be be found HERE.

Brooklynites Dirty Projectors just announced a fall US tour that will see them play the Trocadero Theatre in September. If you missed them last year, this is your chance to see them while they’re still riding wave of 2009’s Bitte Orca. The record translates live extremely well. When the girls in the band hit the harmonies, it’s absolutely mind blowing. Both the record and live show are worth checking out.

The show will be held Wednesday, September 8th at the Trocadero Theatre. Experimental violinist Owen Pallett is set to open the show. Tickets for the show can be found HERE.

Dirty Projectors 2010 Fall Tour

08-06 Chicago, Illinois – Lollapalooza
09-07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
09-08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero *
09-11 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
09-13 Boston, MA – Wilbur *
09-14 Montreal, Quebec – Le National ^
09-15 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House ^
09-19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
09-23 Pomona, CA – Glass House #
09-24 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern #
09-25 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore #
09-26 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore #
09-28 Portland, OR – Aladdin #
09-29 Portland, OR – Aladdin #
09-30 Seattle, WA – Showbox #

* with Owen Pallett
^ with Happy Birthday
# with Dominique Young Unique

Written by Colin Kerrigan

June 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Dirty Projects release new 7″ and offer it for free digitally

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Dirty Projectors had a busy 2009 with an endless amount of touring and releasing one of the best records of the year, Bitte Orca. They’re starting off the new year strong with releasing a 7″ of  two previously unreleased tracks from the Bitte Orca sessions. The two songs on it “Ascending Melody” and b-side “Emblem Of The World” are available digitally for free via their website. That can be found HERE. You can also buy a physical copy via Domino Records.

The band also played an amazing show at the Trocadero back in October. Review/photos of the show can be found HERE.

Written by Colin Kerrigan

January 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm