How many different versions of 'Entertainment' can your ears take? A lot, apparently. French electro-rockers Phoenix have commissioned several indie acts -- including Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr. and Blood Orange -- to produce remixes of the first single off their new album, 'Bankrupt!' and now Dirty Projectors have tried their hand at redoing the tune.
Major Lazer's sophomore album, ‘Free the Universe,’ is due out next week, and they stopped by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last night (April 11) to perform a new song from the disc. The clip (watch above) features electronic mastermind Diplo jamming out onstage to ‘Get Free’ alongside the Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman and David Longstreth and the show’s house band, the Roots.
Earlier this week, Bottle Rock 2013 revealed a handful of acts to look forward to at this year’s festival, set to take place from May 10-12 in Napa Valley, Calif. The full lineup for the three-day event has since been announced, and big additions include Kings of Leon and Dirty Projectors.
Brooklyn outfit Dirty Projectors hit the 'Late Night With David Letterman' stage last night (Nov. 14) for a performance of 'About to Die,' a tune from their recently released EP of the same name. Backed by a sprawling collective of musicians -- two percussionists, a bassist, a keyboardist, a guitarist and a six-piece string section, with many of the female members providing vocal harmonies -- frontman David Longstreth coaxed out all the song's subtle sonic details, and the result sounded absolutely sublime.
What must it be like in the mind of David Longstreth? The frontman of the Dirty Projectors leads one of our era's most beloved bands, and the lush strings and interlocking vocals of ‘Bitte Orca’ and ‘Swing Lo Magellan’ have become as familiar to listeners as well-loved furniture. An EP, then, constitutes a bonus, complementing and expanding on the Projectors’ careful, measured work of the past five years and letting us deeper into this artist's mind.
Dirty Projectors have lined up a Nov. 6 release date for their 'About to Die' EP, the follow-up to the band's latest full-length album, 'Swing Lo Magellan,' which dropped in July. The Projectors have just issued a track from the EP titled 'While You’re Here,' and frontman David Longstreth took to Twitter to reveal that the tune was penned as a tribute to late TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith, who passed away last year after a battle with lung cancer.
We told you last month that Dirty Projectors mastermind David Longstreth's new short film 'Hi Custodian' would have its online premiere on Sept. 7 -- yup, that's today -- and we weren't lying! The flick, which stars all of the other members of the band, had its official premiere when it was screened at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Cinema last night, and now it's streaming online for your at-home viewing pleasure.
'Hi Custodian,' a new short film written and directed by Dirty Projectors mastermind David Longstreth and starring all other members of the band, will premiere on Sept. 6 at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The evening will feature two free screenings of the movie, to be followed by a Q&A with Longstreth, members of the band and director of photography Bobby Bukowski.