Spring Weekend Artist Profile: Dirty Projectors

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Dirty Projectors is an indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York that combines eclectic melodies and multi-range vocals to create “experimental rock you can still dance to.” Made up of the talented David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, Olga Bell, and Michael Johnson, the band has produced seven full-length albums in the last 10 years. Its music weaves diverse vocal melodies with intricate guitar-work and obscure lyrics, creating a sound that will simultaneously surprise and intrigue you. The lyrics are often so incomprehensible, that even we, Dirty Projectors fans of many years, often find ourselves belting along in garbled verse. But sing along — after all, there is no such thing as shame on Spring Weekend.


Dirty Projectors was born out of Longstreth’s solo work while he was a student at Yale University, and the band released its first full-length album, The Getty Address, in 2005. Its most recent album, Swing Lo Magellan was released to critical acclaim in July 2012 and made appearances on the Billboard Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and The Billboard 200. Having collaborated with notable artists such as Bjork and David Byrne, Dirty Projectors has managed to transcend all music genres, having even been covered by Solange “not Beyonce” Knowles.

As the A-Trak hangover from Friday night wears off, the chiller vibes provided by Dirty Projectors will surely be welcome. Don’t oversleep and miss this incredible opportunity to see it truly in its element – every live performance is unique and intimate. This show is sure to leave a long-lasting impression, one that, even on 4/20, will be memorable.

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