Some musicians are content to play the game by the rules. Others write their own rulebook while they're playing, rip it up, and start all over again. Dave Longstreth, mastermind of the Brooklyn, New York-based rock collective known as Dirty Projectors, falls into the latter camp. Bitte Orca, the Projectors' latest and fourth full-length release, has received almost universal critical acclaim and secured a spot on in the top half of The Billboard 200 between the latest releases by Busta Rhymes and Seal. Check out the band's just-released video for "Stillness Is The Move," an exquisite track from Bitte Orca.
To fully appreciate the madness that is Dirty Projectors, one must take a look back to their discography of mind-blowing concept pieces. Take the Getty Address for example. This 2005 concept album explored the world of the Eagles Don Henley backed with lush orchestral and choral soundscapes. Remember, Mojo Nixon could merely muster one simple trash-rockerRead More »from Dirty Projectors: Reelin’ In The Years