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Dirty Projectors at Rec Center Studio in Echo Park, October 31, 2009
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News

Feb 21, 2017

Dirty Projectors were supposed to be releasing a new self-titled album this Friday via Domino, but instead they've decided to release it three days early and make it available now. You can now stream the album below via Spotify or Apple Music.  More

Dirty Projectors Share Video for New Song Featuring D∆WN - “Cool Your Heart”

Dirty Projectors Due Out February 24 via Domino, Song Co-Written by Solange

Feb 07, 2017

Dirty Projectors are releasing a new self-titled album on February 24 via Domino. Previously we were treated to the song "Up in Hudson" and videos for "Keep Your Name" and "Little Bubble." Now Dave Longstreth has shared a video for another new song from the album, "Cool Your Heart." More

Dirty Projectors Announce New Album and Share New Song - “Up in Hudson”

Dirty Projectors Due Out February 24 via Domino

Jan 18, 2017

Dirty Projectors have announced a new album and shared a new song, "Up in Hudson." The band's new album is a self-titled release and is due out February 24 via Domino. "Up in Hudson" is nearly eight minutes long and is described in a press release as "an elegy to the Obama years, to a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship." More

Watch: Dirty Projectors Share Video for Brand New Song - “Little Bubble”

The Second Song from the Band's Forthcoming New Album

Jan 05, 2017

It's been five years since Dirty Projectors' last album, 2012's Swing Lo Magellan, but last fall we were treated a video for a brand new Dirty Projectors song, "Keep Your Name," and now here's a video for another brand new Dirty Projectors song, "Little Bubble," which a press release promises is from their upcoming yet-to-be-announced album.  More

Oct 06, 2016

Dirty Projectors recently shared a brand new song, "Keep Your Name," which featured the vocals of frontman Dave Longstreth. Now longtime Dirty Projectors singer/guitarist Amber Coffman has announced her debut solo album and shared a video for its first single, "All to Myself." More

Sep 22, 2016

It's been four years since Dirty Projectors' last album, 2012's Swing Lo Magellan, but back on Monday the band has shared a mysterious 19-second long new video to their social media accounts. Then yesterday they shared another strange new video, a 45-second long shot of frontman Dave Longstreth's face as it moved back and forth in slow motion. It turns out both were clips from a video for a brand new Dirty Projectors song, "Keep Your Name," and now the full video has been shared.  More

Sep 21, 2016

It's been four years since Dirty Projectors' last album, 2012's Swing Lo Magellan, but back on Monday the band has shared a mysterious 19-second long new video to their social media accounts, which had also been blacked out.  More

Watch: Dirty Projectors Tease New Music with Brief New Video

The Band's Last Album Came Out in 2012

Sep 19, 2016

It's been four years since Dirty Projectors' last album, 2012's Swing Lo Magellan, but perhaps a follow-up is on the way soon. The band has shared a mysterious 19-second long new video to their social media accounts, which have also been blacked out.  More

Vampire Weekend Members and Killer Mike to Play Bernie Sanders Rally This Saturday in Iowa City

Foster the People and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth to Also Play

Jan 27, 2016

A rally in Iowa City this Saturday in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to feature members of Vampire Weekend (also featuring Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth), rapper and Run the Jewels member Killer Mike, and Foster the People. The Iowa Caucuses are next Monday, February 1, the first chance the people get to vote on who the Presidential candidates will be, hence the timing and location of the rally.  More

Oct 25, 2013

Dirty Projectors have have premiered what is to be their last music video behind their excellent 2012 album Swing Lo MagellanMore

Oct 10, 2013

On Friday, November 1, David Longstreth is set to take part of a series of performances at The Met called “Bartók Quartet Cycle.”  More

May 13, 2013

Today Dirty Projectors released a new 12'' featuring remixes of their single "Socialites," taken off last year's Swing Lo Magellan. More

Apr 25, 2013

Like Blood OrangeGrizzly Bear, and Dinosaur Jr. before them, Dirty Projectors have taken their hands to Phoenix’s single “Entertainment.”  More

Apr 12, 2013

Last night DJ and producer Diplo brought his Major Lazer project to late night TV, serving as the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon. More

Apr 02, 2013

Dirty Projectors have announced that they will release a special 12'' single showcasing remixes of their Swing Lo Magellan track "The Socialites." More

Dirty Projectors Add East Coast Dates

New Shows Added for April

Mar 08, 2013

Still working hard behind last year's Swing Lo Magellan, New York's Dirty Projectors have announced that they have added a number of new shows to their upcoming spring tour. More

Listen: Dirty Projectors - “There’s a Fire”

Band Sharing Tour Dates With The National

Feb 25, 2013

When the Dirty Projectors played Carnegie Hall last month, the band had a special gift for fans approaching the merch table, issuing a limited 7'' single of Swing Lo Magellan's opening track "Offspring Are Blank." More

Watch: Dirty Projectors Play “Conan”

Perform "Offspring Are Blank"

Feb 07, 2013

Recently confirmed to attend this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival, Dave Longstreth and the Dirty Projectors continued to remind people of their excellent LP Swing Lo Magellan with a late night performance on Conan. More

Jan 25, 2013

Visiting Australia in support of their latest LP Swing Lo Magellan, New York's Dirty Projectors stopped by Triple J Radio to take part in the station's ongoing series "Like a Version." More

Jan 23, 2013

IFC's hilarious hipster-driven sketch comedy, Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, has featured plenty of indie music stars over its first two seasons, (The Decemberists, Isaac Brock, St. Vincent, Joanna Newsom, just to name a few) and that tradition continues with the show's third season. This week's episode features Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors in a battle of the gentle bands. More

Dec 13, 2012

Dirty Projectors' new video “Offspring Are Blank,” (a cut from this year’s Swing Lo Magellan), is built from pieces of the band’s short film Hi CustodianMore

Watch: Dirty Projectors on “Letterman”

Band Stops By to Perform “About to Die”

Nov 15, 2012

Still on the promotional trail for Swing Lo Magellan, last night Dirty Projectors stopped by Letterman to perform album cut “About to Die.”  More

Nov 14, 2012

Lending a hand in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, several New York-based musicians and their friends will join together for a special benefit concert. More

Oct 23, 2012

Following their much-loved new album Swing Lo, Magellan released this past summer, Dave Longstreth and the Dirty Projectors will release a new EP titled About to Die on Nov. 6. More

Watch: Dirty Projectors – “About to Die”

Let’s Just Call it Dirty Projectors Day

Sep 20, 2012

Unable to settle with just having one story in today’s news cycle, Dirty Projectors have released a video in addition to their earlier announcement about a new EP/ Carnegie Hall tour stop.

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Dirty Projectors Announce “About to Die” EP

Band Adds Tour Stop at Carnegie Hall

Sep 20, 2012

Capping off a busy year that saw the release of their new album Swing Lo MagellanDirty Projectors have announced that they’ll release a new EP called About to Die on November 6.  More

Watch Dirty Projectors’ Short Film “Hi Custodian”

Written and Directed by Dave Longstreth

Sep 07, 2012

Last night for a select number of ticketholders New York's Dirty Projectors premiered Hi Custodian, a short film written and directed by the band's creative leader Dave Longstreth.  More

Dirty Projectors Announce Premiere of Short Film

Hi Custodian Premieres September 6 in NYC

Aug 16, 2012

Dirty Projectors have announced the premiere of their short film, Hi Custodian. More

Listen/Download: Dirty Projectors’ – “Buckle Up”

A Track From the Band’s Tour 7-Inch

Jul 23, 2012

Fancy some new music from Dirty Projectors? The band—currently on tour behind their new album Swing Lo Magellan—recently dumped new gem “Buckle Up” onto the internet. More

Jul 10, 2012

In case you didn't know, Dirty Projectors have a new album out released just today called Swing Lo Magellan. Last night frontman Dave Longstreth and his supporting crew of musicians celebrated the release with a hometown performance at New York's Williamsburg Hall of Music. More

Dirty Projectors Stream “Swing Lo Magellan”

Also Watch A New Trailer For "Hi Custodian"

Jul 02, 2012

Scheduled to release their new album Swing Lo Magellan on July 10 via Domino, New York's Dirty Projectors have allowed the record to stream in its entirety a full week before its official arrival. More

Jun 22, 2012

Dirty Projectors are dropping breadcrumb after bread crumb from their new album Swing Lo Magellan (out July 10). More

Watch: Dirty Projectors Play “Fallon”

Perform "Gun Has No Trigger"

Jun 20, 2012

As host Jimmy Fallon would explain in his introduction, Dirty Projectors made their first television appearance in over a year yesterday on Late Night. More

Jun 19, 2012

Sometime later this year the Dirty Projectors will release a film entitled Hi Custodian. More

Jun 15, 2012

Soon to release their much anticipated new album Swing Lo Magellan this July, Dirty Projectors have followed first single "Gun Has No Trigger" with "Dance for You."  More

Jun 08, 2012

This morning the Dirty Projectors have debuted the music video for their single "Gun Has No Trigger." More

May 16, 2012

While it may look like a throwaway image, the included photo believe it or not, is the cover art for the Dirty Projector's upcoming new album Swing Lo Magellan. More

Dirty Projectors Frontman Dave Longstreth Talks New Album in Under the Radar Cover Story

Swing Lo Magellan due July 10th, On Current Cover with Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow

Apr 27, 2012

We caught up with Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth earlier this year for an in-depth cover story discussing Swing Lo Magellan, now slated for release July 10th. More

Listen: Dirty Projectors - “You Against the Larger World”

Featured on Record Store Day Zine Smugglers Way

Apr 20, 2012

As previously reported Domino Records and Ribbon Music will be releasing an exclusive zine entitled Smugglers Way which will include multi-colored flexi discs featuring unreleased songs from Real Estate, Cass McCombs, and John Maus. More

Dirty Projectors Announce Tour

Joined by Purity Ring, Wye Oak

Apr 09, 2012

Dirty Projectors have announced dates for a forthcoming tour through North America in support of the band's new album Swing Lo Magellan. More

Dirty Projectors Reveal Album Details

Swing Lo Magellan Out July 10

Apr 02, 2012

Just days after leaking their new track "Gun Has No Trigger," Dirty Projectors have properly announced the follow-up to their 2009 album Orca. More

Listen: Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has no Trigger”

Song From Forthcoming Album Due Out This Spring

Mar 30, 2012

Today, Dirty Projectors slipped a new song called "Gun Has no Trigger" onto the internet. We have the tune.  More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Feb 24, 2012

Domino and Ribbon Music have announced have announced a very unsusual but no less amazing Record Store Day exclusive called "Smuggler's Way," a literary and art zine created by bands on both labels. More

Sep 02, 2011

Like the gift that keeps giving, Dirty Projectors and Björk announced today they’ll be putting out a physical edition of Mount Wittenberg Orca. More

Oct 29, 2010

Fun Fun Fun, Austin Texas’ DIY fest, has announced its line up. Going down Nobember 6th and 7th. artists participating include Under the Radar favorites Ariel Pink, Cults, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, MGMT and more.  We have the full lineup.  More

Dirty Projectors Announce Expanded Version of “Bitte Orca”

Includes Live Versions, Remixes, and B-Sides

Sep 01, 2010

Because you can never have enough orca, Dirty Projectors has announced an expanded version of last year’s Bitte Orca. We have the details.  More

Jun 30, 2010

Last year, when Björk and Dirty Projectors performed together at a small Manhattan bookstore, indie lovers the world over thought they’d died and gone to heaven. (Or died at the thought of not being there.) Now their seven song collaborative EP, Wittenberg Orca, is available to the masses. We have a stream of one song. More

Dirty Projectors Cover Dylan For Levi’s Pioneer Sessions

Other Sessions Include She & Him, The Swell Season

Jun 03, 2010

In a case of cooperate sponsorship gone good, Levi’s (i.e. those pants you’re probably wearing) has recruited bands to “Re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound” in a project they call Pioneer Sessions. Participating bands include Dirty Projectors, covering Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” She & Him doing Rick Nelson proud with their take on “Fools Rush In,” and The Swell Season’s unexpected disco pick, Candi Staton’s “Young Hearts Run Free.” We have the videos and links to where you can download the songs. More

Photos from Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 - Dirty Projectors, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

Plus Mumford and Sons, Public Enemy, Edward Sharpe, The xx, and more

Jun 03, 2010

Last weekend (May 29th - 31st), Sasquatch! ruled The Gorge with performances from Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The xx, Public Enemy, Mumford and Sons, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth, and many more. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Robin Bacior down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Dirty Projectors Announce Fall Tour

Dates Kick Off September 7th

Jun 02, 2010

Seemingly always in motion, Dirty Projectors are taking to the road in support of Best of 2009 list-maker, Bitte Orca. We have the dates. More

Roots Announce Collaboration with Dirty Projectors Members on Upcoming Album

How I Got Over Tracklist and Cameos Also Revealed

May 21, 2010

The ladies of Dirty Projectors were featured in ?uestlove's in-the-studio video working on the Roots' upcoming album. We have the video and the album's tracklist. More

Photos from Coachella 2010 Day Two Gallery - Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT

Plus Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House

Apr 20, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Coachella, CA for Coachella 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of Coachella 2010. The gallery includes photos of Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Coachella 2010 Line-Up Announced

Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz to Headline Three-Day Festival

Jan 19, 2010

One of North America's most anticipated music festivals, Coachella, has announced its 2010 line-up. The three-day festival, which takes place in the California desert near Palm Springs April 16 - 18, will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as the headliners. Other highlights include: Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grace Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pavement, Sly and the Family Stone, Devo, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, She & Him, Yeasayer, MGMT, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Mew, Camera Obscura, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Owen Pallett, and Local Natives.

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Dirty Projectors Release Free “Ascending Melody” Single

Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates Announced

Jan 11, 2010

In the fall of last year, Dirty Projectors planned to put out a four-track, U.K.-only EP featuring two new cuts from the amazing Bitte Orca sessions. Actually, Domino never released the EP and today is the first time non-illegal downloaders can hear these fairly new tracks without fear of legal recourse. More

Nov 03, 2009

Following in the footsteps of M83, Grizzly Bear, and Joanna Newsom, Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors will be co-headlining a show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, February 27th, 2010. More

Dirty Projectors Announce Fall Tour

September to November Dates to Take In Europe and U.S.

Aug 27, 2009

In support of their acclaimed album Bitte Orca, Dirty Projectors are hitting the road again for a fall tour. The trek will see the band heading across Europe and across America before heading back to their New York home in late November. The group is also releasing a new 12-inch single Temecula Sunrise, which will only be released in the U.K., but does feature some B-sides. More

Dirty Projectors to Release Temecula Sunrise 12 inch Single in U.K.

Includes Two New Tracks, "Ascending Melody" and "Emblem of the World"

Aug 17, 2009

The Brooklyn-based avant-pop band Dirty Projectors have already survived a van crash, the rest of their summer tour and are continuing to support their album-of-the-year contender, Bitte Orca. The next step on the press cycle is the release of a 12-inch single, which drops in the U.K. September 28th on Domino and will feature "Temecula Sunrise" and "Cannibal Resource" from the album proper, as well as two B-sides. More

Jul 29, 2009

Dirty Projectors and Magnolia Electric Co. played The Pool Parties at the East River State Park, in Brooklyn, NY on July 19, 2009. Photographer Olivier Strauch was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the The Pool Parties show here. Dirty Projectors and Magnolia Electric Co. were also joined by White Denim. More

New York’s “Jelly Pool Parties” Line-Up Announced

Free Weekly Shows to Feature: Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, The Fiery Furnaces, Deerhunter, and many more

Jul 02, 2009

In an effort to beat the heat and current economic state,  “Jelly Pool Parties” has just announced their line-up for the weekly free concert series beginning July 12th wtih Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, and Jemina Pearl of Be Your Own Pet. The Brooklyn shows will feature the likes of Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, HEALTH, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, and The Fiery Furnaces. More

Dirty Projectors Flip Tour Van Outside Detroit, Cancel Dates

Band Is Safe and Recuperating in New York

Jun 24, 2009

Dirty Projectors have flipped their van outside of Detroit, but everyone is okay. Here is the official statement from the band's publicist:

"Dirty Projectors' van flipped outside of Detroit, MI on their way up to Toronto. Although the crash was serious, we're happy to report that all members of the band have been safely discharged from the hospital. The band will be flying home to New York in the morning to regroup and rest. Unfortunately, the band will have to cancel Toronto and Montreal. Thank you for understanding and sending your well wishes." More

Dirty Projectors Announce Summer Tour

New Album Bitte Orca Out June 9th

May 07, 2009

Band to tour support TV on the Radio, tour, release 5th album...on cassette? More


Interviews

Michael Azerrad

A Brand New Era—Michael Azerrad's Championing of Dirty Projectors and Future Visions

Jul 10, 2012

Under the Radar caught up with rock critic Michael Azerrad (author of Our Band Could Be Your Life) to discuss Dirty Projectors, one of his self-proclaimed favorite bands of the moment, along with sundry other topics, to coincide with our winter cover story interview with Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth. Unfortunately none of his quotes made the issue due to space constraints, but we have the full, unexpurgated interview here. More

Dirty Projectors

Stasis vs. Movement

Mar 15, 2012

Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth is slumped on a couch at a Lower Manhattan loft, having just completed a lengthy photo shoot for this magazine's cover story along with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow. It's late, and he seems  emotionally spent. He's game to answer questions but is reticent when it comes to revealing firm details of his band's as-yet-untitled new album, slated for release in June. More

Nov 01, 2007

Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth is a talkative guy off the record, but he clammed up as soon as the tape started rolling during this mid-September phone interview. Of course, it could just be that he’s tired of explaining his latest conceptual project, a song-by-song re-imagining of Black Flag’s 1981 punk classic, Damaged, that begs far more questions than it answers over its 10 incessantly unpredictable tracks. More


Reviews

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Domino

Feb 23, 2017

Calling Dirty Projectors an experimental band, as they are commonly labeled, tells us everything and nothing about output ranging from obscure cultural references to guitar driven art rock.  More

About to Die EP

About to Die EP

Domino

Dec 20, 2012

Dirty Projectors' songwriter David Longstreth is reported to have written "70 new songs and beats" during the recording process for their wonderful 2012 release Swing Low Magellan More

Swing Lo Magellan

Swing Lo Magellan

Domino

Jul 09, 2012

Whether one has been charmed or lost by Dirty Projectors' free willingness to chase their muse anywhere the wind has blown it over the past 10 years, their latest album is a winner either way. More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

Coachella 2010 Day Two Report – Camera Obscura, Muse, MGMT, Hot Chip, and more

Apr 18, 2010

Day two of Coachella 2010 alas offered few highlights. This year Coachella has put way too many great artists on Sunday's bill, which will inevitably lead to a lot of Sophie's Choice-like moments of picking between which favorite artists to see. Whereas Saturday's bill suffered from a lack of must see artists, there was no shortage of artists worth checking out, it's just that few of them delivered. Matters were not helped by the fact that the best set I saw was also the first set I saw. Almost everything underwhelmed after that. More

Dirty Projectors at Rec Center Studio in Echo Park, October 31, 2009

Nov 11, 2009

By 7:15, the line for the Dirty Projectors rounded the corner of Sunset and Logan in Echo Park. Trick-or-treaters passed close to costumed Projectors fans until the sidewalk was a moving Halloween confusion. More