Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Acclaimed and boundary pushing indie rock band Dirty Projectors stop by the studio to play songs from its latest album Swing Lo Magellan. Then, we revisit some bad early reviews of now-classic albums.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tough Critics is our new video series starring Elisabeth, Onaje and Will -- three fifth-graders from the Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. In each episode, the trio of burgeoning music critics takes on a new release -- and they don't pull any punches. On the chopping block today, "Unto Caesar," by the Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dirty Projectors is an art-pop band led by singer, songwriter, composer, and lefty guitarist (which seems relevant somehow) David Longstreth. They headlined a triple bill last night at Celebrate Brooklyn; and while I missed openers Purity Ring, I made sure to catch Wye Oak, in the middle of the lineup. The Baltimore duo has done some terrific work (check out "Civilian" if you haven't already heard it on TV - it was used in the zombie series The Walking Dead), and I was eager to see them live.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
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." David Garland talks with Longstreth and members of the group about the music, how they created it, and the ideas behind it.