Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dirty Projectors On Letterman: Video

We know, we know: The hype has reached a fever pitch, and even mentioning Dirty Projectors at this point feels like taking a dip in the pool of indie cliche. The catch is that the band really _is_ that good, and their record really _is_ that fantastic. Which is why we were more than a little psyched to catch them in fine form on Letterman last night.

The girls were all dolled up, the arrangement of "Cannibal Resource" was slightly tweaked, and Dave Longstreth was continuing his gradual transformation into David Byrne circa 1981. But most importantly, the song sounded absolutely killer, and the band nailed the live delivery (as they're wont to do) in every way. All the more reason for you to get out and see them this fall.

Check it out above.

Dirty Projectors Fall 2009 US Dates
Oct 20 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 21 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 22 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 24 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 25 Nitetown Lafayette, Louisiana
Oct 26 Antones Austin, Texas
Oct 28 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 30 North Park Theatre San Diego, California
Nov 1 Bimbo’s San Francisco, California
Nov 3 Aladdin Portland, Oregon
Nov 4 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Nov 7 In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 8 Bluebird Denver, Colorado
Nov 9 Granada Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 11 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 13 Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Nov 14 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Nov 15 National Montreal, Quebec
Nov 17 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 18 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 19 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York, New York
Nov 21 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York, New York
Nov 22 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York


Hanan said...

am I the only person who doesn't like this band? to me, they sound incredibly derivative, in the worst sense of the word possible.

I watched some of that video, it's an aural mess, as is their record.

anddd out.