Dirty Projectors

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the main point seemed to be "there's been this wave of indie dudes talking about liking jam bands, but it's weird cuz those dudes don't like to jam themselves, they just play their album live"

There's a massive difference between liking something and having the skill/inclination to incorporate it into your own stuff. John D loves metal, but you're not gonna hear double kicks and downtuned shredding on Mountain Goats releases any time soon.

Veðrafjǫrðr heimamaður (ecuador_with_a_c), Monday, 4 October 2010 01:57 (six years ago) Permalink

You mean you haven't heard that the new album is called Thor Speaks With Fists?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 October 2010 02:12 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/dirty_projectors-gun_has_no_trigger/s-D1re0

New Dirty Projectors song! Minimal, smoldering, almost like it belongs on a Jose Afonso tribute. "The crowd will yell, but the gun has no trigger", Occupy movement anyone?

Zyz4z, Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Deserves a bump, seeing as I missed this the other night despite a bout of insomnia, and the email from Domino was skulking in my spam folder.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Monday, 2 April 2012 15:56 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel like there's something cringeworthy about this song but I really like it

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 2 April 2012 16:42 (four years ago) Permalink

something a little bit Amy Winehouse about it

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 2 April 2012 16:48 (four years ago) Permalink

kinda ballsy how straightforward it is (no guitar or keys, relatively simple beat loop). i'm curious to find out if this is an outlier or if the whole record is as stripped-down and focused on the vocals.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:09 (four years ago) Permalink

okay that's rad

Year of the RMDE (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 13:56 (four years ago) Permalink

I still have the same general problem with this band, which is that I don't like the voices as much as I think I should (although this is the best I've ever heard the women sound, at least until they open up to that super spread "aa" vowel and tip back into annoying)

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:30 (four years ago) Permalink

(also switching from an old Autechre album to this probably didn't do it any favors)

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Angle Deradoorian is "on hiatus" apparently

Number None, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Angel, even

Number None, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:34 (four years ago) Permalink

that's...kind of a bummer

Year of the RMDE (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

that is funny Number None as i made a similar mistake in the ILB thread about the 2012 Angels yesterday as well.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 06:24 (four years ago) Permalink

love this band, can't wait to hear this new stuff.

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 06:25 (four years ago) Permalink

it's very bond theme. i like it but i feel like his singing maybe clicks better with the songs when it's sorta tight & frantic like the last rec.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Thursday, 5 April 2012 10:03 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I been thinking for three years that I hate this band. Tonight it shows, I really don't. They remind me a bit of Grizzly Bear, if the latter were any good. Plus, I like the girls.

Mule, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

title track on the new one is very dylanish

buh, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 23:30 (four years ago) Permalink

For sure--that track and "Impregnable Question" have a real New Morning feel to them.

Groove is in the shart (Craig D.), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 23:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Liking this a lot, moreso than their others.

Simon H., Thursday, 5 July 2012 00:22 (four years ago) Permalink

New Morning, eh? Have not really been too into what I've heard of this band, but that certainly intrigues me!

tylerw, Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:40 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been hearing across the board that the new one is way way way better than anything else they've done. This is a band that I should love on paper but who in practice drive me way up the fucking wall so I'm cautiously intrigued.

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:51 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah mainly when i've listened to 'em i've thought "i get why people like this band but I DO NOT LIKE THIS BAND!" but i'll check the new one!

tylerw, Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:52 (four years ago) Permalink

if you didn't like their old stuff you probably won't like this one either.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:54 (four years ago) Permalink

i think there are two dirty projectors threads going? i said on the other one that the new one is more stripped down instrumentally and song structure-wise but it's still the same dude singing and writing songs so it's not like way different.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:55 (four years ago) Permalink

the other thread is a lot more stripped down structure-wise but it's still the same dudes writing posts

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:10 (four years ago) Permalink

x-post - ha ha

curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:10 (four years ago) Permalink

if you didn't like their old stuff you probably won't like this one either.

― congratulations (n/a), Thursday, July 5, 2012 5:54 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i never liked anything by them before, but like swing lo

mizzell, Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:17 (four years ago) Permalink

BULLSHIT

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:21 (four years ago) Permalink

it's true, i should go back and listen to the other albums, but they never appealed to me before. i also like the new grizzly bear single and never liked anything by them previously.

totally hear dylan/ mccartney moves, too

mizzell, Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Is the new album streaming anywhere?

heaven needed someone who rhymed with 'poop' (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 6 July 2012 05:31 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

*crickets* ?

flappy bird, Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm into it, but Keep Your Name was even better (only came across it yesterday):

definitely feels like a solo project. the drums are very preset-y, but there is so much ear candy in the rest.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

i like this. they are due for a new album and i doubt it will disappoint.

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 January 2017 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm keeping the flag waving...

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 January 2017 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm coming around to Keep Your Name but I found the lyrics made it an excellent contender for this thread: Songs where the singer/protagonist comes off as a serious dick without meaning to

I would be into DL dragging some of the Getty-ish orchestration back to the forefront though.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 7 January 2017 10:04 (two months ago) Permalink

this new song is incredible... i can't wait for the new record now. i haven't cared about them in so long but this rules so hard, makes me want to revisit Bitte Orca and try Swing Lo Magellan again.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink

btw the new one is self-titled, out February 10 via Domino.

01 Keep Your Name
02 Death Spiral
03 Up in Hudson
04 Work Together
05 Little Bubble
06 Winner Take Nothing
07 Ascent Through Clouds
08 Cool Your Heart
09 I See You

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:39 (two months ago) Permalink

So... This is probably gonna be my favorite album of 2017, huh? All three songs so far has been pretty damn great. The rest is probably crap.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

love a 9 track album, can't wait.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 22:52 (two months ago) Permalink

"Maybe I could be with you / do the things that lovers do / slightly domesticate the truth / and write you 'Stillness Is The Move'"

This lyric upsets me

fgti, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

"little bubble" is amazing. felt like their take on neo soul to me. i haven't really listened to them since bitte orca (aka college) but some of the other songs i've heard off this sounded pretty awesome. the opener is sick.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 18 January 2017 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Breakup albums are one thing but these songs so far make me feel like I'm on a subway having to listen to a guy loudly berate his girlfriend in public

fgti, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

lol from what i understand about the lyrics across the album....... um, i'm glad i'm not someone who hears lyrics first

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 18 January 2017 23:45 (two months ago) Permalink

love a 9 track album, can't wait.

lol it's a double LP though

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 January 2017 00:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i really wish you made a new thread, not sure why ILM is so afraid to make new threads these days. for instance, i had no idea there was a new Flaming Lips album as i didn't click on the generic thread.

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:36 (two months ago) Permalink

anyways, very excited for this new album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:36 (two months ago) Permalink

does he sing "while you drink a fifth from my ass"?

Sufjan Grafton, Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:59 (two months ago) Permalink


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