Dirty Projectors 2012

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Dirty Projectors (photo: David Garland)

Composer Dave Longstreth first brought his band Dirty Projectors to Spinning On Air back in 2005. Now, seven years later, they're back in the studio to perform songs from their newest album, "Swing Lo Magellan." Longstreth has a very original musical mind. His songs have unusual shapes, and veer in unexpected directions. Voices rise, fall, and mesh intricately. The music is complex, yet it has an exciting impact. With these new songs, Dirty Projectors is also getting a bit more candid and revealing. 

David Garland talks with Longstreth and members of the group about the music, how they created it, and the ideas behind it. Longstreth (vocal, electric guitar, and piano) performs with bassist Nat Baldwin, singer/guitarist Amber Coffman, singer/percussionist Haley Dekle, singer/keyoardist Jenn Wasner, and drummer Mike Johnson.


Dirty Projectors "See What She Seeing" on WNYC's Spinning On Air

Comments [6]

Christopher from California

I feel like the interview isn't actually interested in Dave. Rather, he's trying to show off like he can read Dave's mind, but usually misses the mark at this.

Jun. 24 2013 06:40 AM
Chris from Cincinnati

Excellent performance by the Dirty Projectors, such a unique and contemporary sound! Poor interview by Mr. Garland, throw Dave Longstreth a bone man!

Oct. 10 2012 08:20 AM

Wow this interviewer is a dick. Dave longstreth is awesome and deserves better than this.

Aug. 01 2012 02:54 PM

This is a painful interview, but the interviewer started off rather flat-footed and judgmental. Questioning an artist's sincerity is not a very good way to begin an interview. Ouch.

Jul. 08 2012 08:39 PM
jane from fairfield, ct

omg. this interview is painful to listen to. but theres no news on on the weekends.

Jul. 08 2012 08:32 PM
Lemmy from NYC

My god, this is dreadful. Man can't sing. Pretentious lyrics. So friggin NPR... Nice harmonies though...

Jul. 08 2012 05:18 PM

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