Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Dirty Projectors wrap fall tour at Page Auditorium

All photos by Kevin Norris
New York sextet Dirty Projectors wrapped their current tour on Tuesday night at Page Auditorium on Duke's campus with a bombastic set of experimental pop.

Bright, spastic guitar riffs, staccato female vocals and a tight, groovy rhythm section dominated the night. The band's music feels improvised much of the time, but the group is so tight, it seems impossible that much of it is left to chance.

"Knotty Pine," the band's contribution to the Dark Was the Night compilation, was an early stand out in the set. They also played a few songs, "No Embrace" and "Beautiful Mother," from their recent collaboration with Bjork titled Mount Wittenberg Orca.

Most of the set was composed of the band's latest album, Bitte Orca. Late in the show, singer and guitarist Amber Coffman shined on the song "Stillness Is the Move," belting out her vocals like a soul singer.

After a brief break, the band returned for a two song encore with the rocking "Cannibal Resource" and slow jam "Fluorescent Half Dome."

The band have a few more scattered dates through out the rest of the year, but they implied that after a year and a half of touring on Bitte Orca, they were done working the album. It's about time for another full-length.

Dirty Projectors set list
I Will Truck
No Intention
Knotty Pine
No Embrace
Beautiful Mother
The Bride
Two Doves
Temecula Sunrise
Imagine It
Remade Horizon
Stillness Is the Move
Useful Chamber
Cannibal Resource
Fluorescent Half Dome

(Any help with the missing songs would be greatly appreciated.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

opener was 'I will truck'