Bassist, singer, and sometime keyboarder, Angel Deradoorian, simply known as Deradoorian …
In the meantime, look for this companion article called "CONS" soon-ish.
Dirty Projectors' sixth album, Swing Lo Magellan, will be out next week, July 10th. It is currently streaming on NY Times.
The band's been around since 2002 and has since lost 16 band members, which is a lot for a ten-year old band. Usually when I see a large ex-band members or "lawnmower parts" as Morrissey puts it, I think that the band has one dictator (in this case, Dave Longstreth).
Anyway, fans can look forward to seeing the band perform a special show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg via streaming live worldwide via The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube on July 9th at 10pm (EST).
Expect to catch the band live on tour:
07-07 Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Fest ^
07-09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
07-10 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn &^
07-11 Millvale, PA - Mr.Smalls Theatre ^
07-12 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
07-13 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &
07-17 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant &
07-18 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre &
07-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre &
07-21 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue &
07-23 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market &
07-24 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom &
07-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom &
07-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre &
07-28 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern &
07-29 San Diego, CA - HOB San Diego &
07-31 Marfa, TX - The Crowley Theatre &
08-02 Austin, TX - Emo's East &
08-03 Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theatre &
08-04 New Orleans, LA - HOB New Orleans &
08-06 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre %
08-07 Fort. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room %
08-09 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse %
08-10 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel %
08-11 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre %
08-13 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom %
08-14 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall %
08-15 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom %
08-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
08-18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
08-19 Boston, MA - Paradise
09-01 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-28 Urbana IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
09-30 Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theatre
^ w/ Purity Ring
& w/Wye Oak
* w/ Dustin Wong
% w/ POP ETC
PETER ANTHONY RED
Peter Anthony Red has a new free EP called The Projectionist, which you can download at his official website.
I read that the EP was inspired by Hip Hop's "mixtape", turning and changing music genres on a dime.
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PROJECT
The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya is a CD/DVD release compiling traditional music of the Nepali/Himalayan area and Bluegrass/Old Time music of the Appalachian mountain region. The album of fifteen tracks compares and contrasts the two musical genres with members of each community talking about their own cultural history and musicianship.
The compilation was released last month, June 5th.
OVER THE MOON: THE BROADWAY LULLABY PROJECT
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is a collection of composers, vocalists and illustrators in contemporary musical theatre, teaming up to fight breast cancer.
There are three distinctive releases: a lavishly-illustrated hardcover book (with 17 songs), a double disc with 26 songs, and an e-book for your iPad with 26 songs.