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DIRTY PROJECTORS ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

posted May 7, 2009, 8:29 AM by Vu Nguyen
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DIRTY PROJECTORS ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES

‘BITTE ORCA' AVAILABLE JUNE 9TH ON DOMINO RECORDS

 

Following a string of dates opening for TV On The Radio, Dirty Projectors will be headlining several shows in support of their fifth release, Bitte Orca.  The limited run will begin on June 17th in Philadelphia and end at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. 

Bitte Orca
is Dirty Projectors' most complete effort to date. Reprising the lineup of Amber Coffman (vocals, guitar), Angel Deradoorian (vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass), and drummer Brian Mcomber from 2007's Rise Above, Bitte Orca also adds bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle to the fold, resulting in what sounds like Dirty Projectors' first fully collaborative band record. In fact, it features the first solo vocal pieces by Coffman (R&B anthem "Stillness Is The Move") and Deradoorian (elegantly spare, stringed "Two Doves"). Each was written especially for the singer, representing her specific temperament.

It's Dirty Projectors at their most seductive and elusive. You wouldn't be faulted for thinking the title's about whales, but it's about the sound of the words, a little bit sweet, a little bit barbed, like “Please Please Me.” The cover featuring Coffman and Deradoorian indeed references 2004's Slaves' Graves & Ballads, but at the same time it reintroduces a literalized Dirty Projection, the band's emblem, thereby giving the entire oeuvre a connecting thread. Unlike past releases, Bitte Orca
can't be broken down into a conceptual statement. Instead of following a narrative or historical map, Longstreth used individual songs as the units of measure, making sure each was strong enough to stand on its own terms. And it works.

Bitte Orca
will be available on CD, LP, Digital and limited edition Cassette Tape June 9th, 2009.

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS TOUR DATES

5/22 - OAKLAND, CA - Fox Oakland Theater*

5/23 - PORTLAND, OR- Roseland Theater*

5/25 - VANCOUVER, BC - Malkin Bowl*

5/27 - EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Events Centre*

5/28 - CALGARY, AB - Macewan Hall*

5/29 - SASKATOON, SK - Louis'  Pub*

5/30 - WINNIPEG, MA - Burton Cummings Theatre*

6/02 - TORONTO, ON - Sound Academy*

6/03 - MONTREAL, QB - Metropolis*

6/04 - BOSTON, MA - House Of Blues*

6/05 - NEW YORK, NY - Summerstage*

6/06 - BALTIMORE, MD - Metro Gallery

6/08 - WASHINGTON, DC - 9:30 Club*

6/09 - WASHINGTON, DC - 9:30 Club*

6/10 - RICHMOND, VA - The National*

6/11 - CHARLOTTE, NC - Amos' Southend*

6/12 - MANCHESTER TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/17 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - First Unitarian Church Downstairs     

6/18 - BOSTON, MA - Somerville Theatre          

6/19 - BROOKLYN, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront      

6/21 - COLUMBUS, OH - Wexner Center          

6/22 - CHICAGO, IL - Millenium Park - Pritzker         

7/03 - SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey           

7/04 - PORTLAND, OR - Holocene          

7/07 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Independent      

7/08 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Troubadour            

* WITH TV ON THE RADIO

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