Dirty Projectors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": experimental indie freak folk folk indie rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Dirty Projectors is the recording enterprise founded by experimental musician and singer-songwriter Dave Longstreth, with whatever musicians he chooses to work with on a particular record. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Longstreth began recording in the early 00s. His initial album, The Graceful Fallen Mango, was released under his own name and set the basic template for his music; string-based folk with a number of disparate musical genres thrown haphazardly into the mix, including hard rock, glitch, reggaeton, and African guitar rock. His prolific output has resulted in the release of the compilations Morning Better Last!, which collected music from several limited edition cassettes, and Slaves’ Graves And Ballads, which featured a number of tracks recorded with a small chamber orchestra. In addition to his lyrical obsessions with cars and finches, Longstreth has also recorded a concept album about Don Henley (2005’s ‘glitch opera’ The Getty...

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