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Concerts

Dirty Projectors, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2012 The band gave a strange, beautiful and entirely memorable performance from the nation's capital.

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May 28, 2009 Musicians like Bon Iver, David Byrne and Feist help fight AIDS in a historic benefit concert.

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March 19, 2009 Dirty Projectors' appetite for deconstruction leads to obtuse but catchy guitar and vocal work.

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Studio Sessions

Dirty Projectors.

April 7, 2014 The band visited the World Cafe studios back in 2009, shortly after the release of Bitte Orca.

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Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth during the band's visit to KEXP in Seattle.

December 20, 2013 Public radio stations recorded thousands of studio sessions this year. Behold: the 10 best.

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September 14, 2012 The prolific indie-rock band returns with a new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and a short film.

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December 31, 2009 The avant-garde collective Dirty Projectors makes waves with the new album Bitte Orca.

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May 7, 2008 A second listen to the Dirty Projectors' reworking of a Black Flag punk classic.

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December 11, 2007 The Dirty Projectors remakes a classic record from the punk band Black Flag — from memory.

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Interviews & Profiles

David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors. The band's new album is titled Swing Lo Magellan.

July 14, 2012 Singer-guitarist Dave Longstreth says his band is, at its core, a group of dedicated songwriters.

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December 11, 2007 The Dirty Projectors remakes a classic record from the punk band Black Flag — from memory.

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Discover Songs

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July 14, 2010 See St. Vincent, Beck, The Dirty Projectors and more perform some of the year's best cover songs.

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July 13, 2010 All Songs Considered previews new music from Panda Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors and more.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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May 30, 2009 In Bitte Orca, Dave Longstreth and company have made a refreshingly unpredictable album.

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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October 18, 2007 A rare re-issue from David Byrne; Balkan Brass via the New York band Beirut; Wood spoons, laptop...

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August 27, 2007 On "Rise Above," The Dirty Projectors' members take on a Black Flag song in unconventional ways.

News

The singer and songwriter Frank Ocean, whose first full-length studio album, Channel Orange, was released on iTunes this week.

July 13, 2012 Being aware of the baggage you bring to an album can help you listen to the music on its own terms.

Reviews

Members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing in Shanghai in 2009.

January 24, 2012 The venerable new music collective celebrates its 25th anniversary with a free double CD.

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July 13, 2010 All Songs Considered previews new music from Panda Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors and more.

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June 18, 2009 Bitte Orca marks a breakthrough for the experimental New York rock band.

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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August 27, 2007 On "Rise Above," The Dirty Projectors' members take on a Black Flag song in unconventional ways.

More Stories

Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan album cover.

July 10, 2012 A new album from a band that always delivers the unexpected has echoes of a familiar sound.

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Clockwise from upper left: Sarah Jaffe, Hot Chip, Bobby Womack, Dirty Projectors.

April 10, 2012 On this week's show: fist-pumping Canadian rock, the return of soul icon Bobby Womack and more.

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April 15, 2010 The rest of Glee's first season will be ridiculous. Here are some of your best song suggestions.

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  • Artist: Peter Broderick
  • Label: Hush Records
  • Released: 2012
 

The Body Wins

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  • Album: The Body Wins
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  • Album: Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • Artist: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
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  • Released: 2009