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Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors

Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 24 February 2017

ALONGSIDE TV ON THE RADIO, LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors were a key part of New York's radical rewiring of rock in the '00s. The Brooklynites were one of the more experimental bands on that scene, but also one of the most R&B-influenced; their 2009 breakout, Bitte Orca, so impressed Solange that she cut an exquisite cover of its philosophical slow-jam, 'Stillness Is the Move'. Suddenly, head Projector Dave Longstreth was getting work as a pop-song doctor (co-writing the Kanye-Rihanna-Macca summit 'FourFive-Seconds'), an arranger (orchestrating Joanna Newsom's excellent Divers) and producer (the latest from North African guitar god Bombino). 

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