Dirty Projectors are an experimental rock, indie-pop and avant-garde project started by New Yorker Dave Longstreth when he was studying at Yale university. “The Glad Fact”, the band's first album under the name The Dirty Projectors, came out in 2003 on Western Vinyl. But it wasn't until 2005, when they released“The Getty Address”, that the band started to gain some notoriety. The album, on which they collaborated with over 25 musicians, was described as a “glitch opera”. Another of their great works is “Rise Above”, released by Dead Oceans in September 2007. The album concept was to remember and re-create Black Flag's “Damaged”, a record Longstreth hadn't listened to for almost 15 years. Some of the present members of the band contributed to the LP: Amber Coffman, Nat Baldwin and Brian McComber. Later on they were joined by Angel Deradoorian for the tour.
In April 2008, Domino signed the group. A year later, “Bitte Orca” was released, one of their most acclaimed albums to date. They also contributed to the charity compilation “Dark Was The Night” with David Byrne. Another solidarity project was with Björk. Longstreth wrote an original composition for five voices and acoustic guitar for an NGO that offers shelter to homeless people with AIDS. From that initiative came “Mount Wittenberg Orca”, an EP with the Icelandic artist, released on digital in June 2010. Domino released it a year later on CD and vinyl.
“The Glad Fact” (Western Vinyl, 2003)
“Morning Better Last!” (Statws Right Records, 2003)
“Slaves’ Graves And Ballads (Western Vinyl, 2004)
“The Getty Address” (Western Vinyl, 2005)
“New Attitude EP” (Marriage Records, 2006)
“Rise Above” (Dead Oceans, 2007)
“Bitte Orca” (Domino Records, 2009)
“Mount Wittenberg Orca” (Domino Records, 2011)