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Photos: Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre

Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre, June 18, 2009
Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre, June 18, 2009
By LUCY SHERMAN  |  June 19, 2009
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Suite relief

For Longstreth, the pressure's been ratcheted up following the online leak a couple of months ago of Dirty Projectors' fifth LP, Bitte Orca (Domino) which is finally, officially out this week.
Dirty Projectors' breakthrough has but one concept: Rule
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 12, 2009
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Hard act to follow

Shortly after Dirty Projectors completed their mind-blowing set opening up for TV on the Radio at the House of Blues, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Angel Deradoorian and Amber Coffman came back on stage.
TV on the Radio + Dirty Projectors, live at House of Blues, June 4, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009
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Dirty Projectors | Bitte Orca

You're going to be hearing a lot more about this album than you might actually hear from it. Why? Because it's far simpler to succumb to a lulling, repetitive chorus of praise than it is to surrender to the pull of Dave Longstreth's often uncertain seas
Domino (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 29, 2009
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Dancing with himself

Arthur Russell's music does little to illuminate the mysteries and vagaries of his life. It simply tosses them aside, in pursuit of moods and rhythms few have successfully replicated, two decades later.
Arthur Russell's posthumous renaissance
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 24, 2009
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Symphony of buds

Apart from being an ephemeral player in the local music scene — he played at Strange Maine last fall, while living in Bar Harbor — New Hampshire-based upright bassist Nat Baldwin has some very influential friends.
Nat Baldwin and friends make a familiar but beguiling album
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 16, 2008


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Coverings

If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  March 10, 2008
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Damaged goods

This isn’t the first concept album from Dirty Projectors and I’d be surprised if it were the last.
Dirty Projectors reimagine Black Flag, realize their potential
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 15, 2007