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Experimental prog band from Brooklyn, NY, USA released their first album in 2003, titled Morning Better Last! and have subsequently gone on to release five further studio albums, the last of which was Bitte Orca in 2009.Renowned for eccentric, quirky art crossover sounds the band has developed quite a following, notably in their home country but also from as far afield as Poland, Portugal and Brazil. Current line up is as follows:

Dave Longstreth, Deradoorian (vocals, keyboard, sampler, guitar), Amber Coffman (vocals, guitar), Brian Mcomber (drums), Nat Baldwin (bass), Haley Dekle (vocals)

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The Glad Fact
1.00 | 1 ratings
Morning Better Last!
4.00 | 2 ratings
Slaves' Graves & Ballads
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The Getty Address
3.00 | 1 ratings
Rise Above
3.92 | 16 ratings
Bitte Orca
4.06 | 9 ratings
Swing Lo Magellan
3.83 | 6 ratings
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New Attitude
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Dirty Projectors and Björk: Mount Wittenberg Orca
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About to Die


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 Swing Lo Magellan by DIRTY PROJECTORS album cover Studio Album, 2012
4.06 | 9 ratings

Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors Crossover Prog

Review by Tombo2

4 stars David Longstreth claims not to be a fan of progressive rock. In fact, he lists his influences as mainly classical, punk and hi-hop acts. Despite this, Dirty Projectors' most recent work bares a noticeable resemblance to some of prog's mightiest protagonists. Anyone listening to Swing Lo Magellan for the first time will immediately recognize the Yes vibe. Though much of the drum beats sound a little more basic than the rhythmic textures of Alan White, (therein lies the hip-hop influence) the consistent use of hand-claps gives the album a decidedly acoustic feel.

Swing Lo Magellan carries on where the previous record Bitte Orca left off. In what has become a staple of the Projectors' sound, there is heavy emphasis on the vocal harmony. Singers Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle do their best Beach Boys' imitation, adding their distinctive oohs and aahs to the background creating a light, peaceful atmosphere, while Longstreth croons. Coffman even takes over the lead vocals on one of the album's highlights "The Socialites". The enthusiastic melodies of songs like "About to Die" and "See What She's Seeing" contradict the sombre lyrics, but that's part of the appeal of Swing Lo Magellan. Another gem, "Unto Caesar" also contains some charming background banter between the band members.

The Album comes across as more folky than anything, but the prog is still there. Dirty Projectors certainly have created a unique sound over the years and with this latest effort, have only developed it further. A fine album for any progressive rock fan.

 Bitte Orca by DIRTY PROJECTORS album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.92 | 16 ratings

Bitte Orca
Dirty Projectors Crossover Prog

Review by Glimmung

4 stars Listen to this album! This is some exciting music there is a lot of worlds colliding with The Dirty Projectors. There is a lot female harmonies echoing in stereo with 2 different voices with the lead vocals taking a very soulful yet demented approach to mixing r&b and rock styles. The vocals may take getting use to for some but for me it only took a few listens before I got it. I'm sure a lot of you will be turned off by this band because of their association with the too hip to be cool crowd of some indie rock bands (which I'm guilty of 99% of the time). A friend of mine and fellow prog fan introduced me to this album and my heart warmed up real quick. There are quick little guitar runs through out this album that will certainly remind some of you of a sloppy Steve Howe. The tight rhythm section mixed with bursts of chaotic guitars and beautifully written and performed acoustic songs.Though this is not prog in the sense of long songs and every member being a master of their instrument it is prog in the sense that it is taking things in a forward direction and rather be grandiose with their use of time and key changes they are very subtle and thoughtful. This is a very eclectic album and I highly recommend everyone give it a listen it wont take long for it to hit you I promise.
Thanks to chris s for the artist addition.

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