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Dirty Projectors Announce New Zealand Tour

Dirty Projectors Announce New Zealand Tour

Thursday 11th October, 2012 9:10AM

American avant-rock band Dirty Projectors are heading to New Zealand for two dates in January 2013. The band - led by multi-instrumentalist David Longstreth - rose to prominence with their excellent 2009 album Bitte Orca and followed that up this year with the lilting, funk orientation of Swing Lo Magellan. Dirty Projectors have been to New Zealand before - back in 2010 - and anyone who was at either of their shows can vouch that they were something pretty magical. Tickets are on sale now over here (and below) and check out the video for their latest single 'About to Die', as well as press release information, below.

Mystery Girl, 95bFM and UnderTheRadar present Dirty Projectors:

Wednesday 23 January 2013 – King’s Arms, Auckland

Thursday 24 January 2013 – San Francisco Bath House, Wellington

Press release:

Weaving siren-like three-part harmonies with their crystalline and curious arrangements, the Dirty Projectors’ magical live performances are an unguarded ode to melody – compelling in their skill, and overflowing with soul.

From the bursting voices that bolt from ‘Gun Has No Trigger’ to the handmade intimacy and commanding guitar work of ‘Just From Chevron’, their 6th full length studio album Swing Lo Magellan, released in July, strikes balance between impeccable technique and wide-eyed warmth across its twelve joyous songs.

To write the album, frontman David Longstreth decamped to remote Delaware County, four hours northwest of New York to dream up seventy potential tracks across a sprawling twelve months. Joined periodically by his band – guitarist and lead female vocalist Amber Coffman, bassist Nat Baldwin, drummer Brian McOmber and vocalist Haley Dekle – they rehearsed and recorded the full-length in the A-frame attic of his temporary upstate home.

Across operatic song cycles (2005’s The Getty Address), diverse collaborations (with Björk and David Byrne no less), and wild re-workings (Rise Above, an interpretation of Black Flag’s classic album Damaged), Dirty Projectors have never shied from concept or challenge – proving themselves as likely to play on Letterman as with the LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall.

We can’t wait to see them here in NZ.

Dirty Projectors are a band, from Brooklyn NY, consisting of David Longstreth (vocals, guitar, musical direction), Amber Coffman (vocals, guitar), Haley Dekle (vocals), Nat Baldwin (bass), Olga Bell (vocals, keyboards), and Michael Johnson (drums). They have released six full-length studio albums plus a handful of EP’s and projects. Nice.


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Wed 23rd Jan
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Thu 24th Jan
The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington

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