Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak

Event has passed (Fri Jul 27, 2012 - Fri Jul 27, 2012)
Fox Theater - Oakland
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For their first few records, Dirty Projectors revolved around a single full-time member: singer and guitarist Dave Longstreth, who wrote and meticulously constructed their albums with a rotating cast of associates. But starting with "Rise Above" and the subsequent tour, the Dirty Projectors turned into a regular working unit, now grown to a sextet with Nat Baldwin on bass, Brian McComber on drums, and harmony vocals by Amber Coffman (also on guitar), Angel Deradoorian (also on keys), and Haley Dekle. The band's highly anticipated and highly accomplished album, "Bitte Orca," was written with the whole band in mind-- and also, as a response to the dark mood of their 2007 breakthrough "Rise Above." Following "Bitte Orca" was "Ascending Melody" and then "Mount Wittenberg Orca," which was an EP by both the Dirty Projectors and Bjork. With their latest album "Swing Lo Magellan," which will be released on July 10, 2012, David Longstreth shows he really doesn't know how to do the same thing twice. This time, beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania and neophilia, and beyond his band's reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, Longstreth has found the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul. Same as it ever was. And this must be exactly the place where he's planted the seeds for his band's finest album to date.


  1. Fox Theater - Oakland
    1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA