Dirty Projectors: Album/Tour

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DIRTY PROJECTORS ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES
BITTE ORCA AVAILABLE JUNE 9 ON DOMINO RECORDS

Dirty Projectors
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 17 in Philadelphia and end 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.

This is 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.” 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.

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

DIRTY PROJECTORS TOUR DATES:
5/22 Fox Theater OAKLAND, CA*
5/23 Roseland Theater PORTLAND, OR*
5/25 Malkin Bowl VANCOUVER, BC*
5/27 Edmonton Events Centre EDMONTON, AB*
5/28 Macewan Hall CALGARY, AB*
5/29 Louis’ Pub SASKATOON, SK*
5/30 Burton Cummings Theatre WINNIPEG, MA*
6/02 Sound Academy TORONTO, ON*
6/03 Metropolis MONTREAL, QB*
6/04 House Of Blues BOSTON, MA*
6/05 Summerstage NEW YORK, NY*
6/06 Metro Gallery BALTIMORE, MD
6/08 9:30 Club WASHINGTON, DC *
6/09 9:30 Club WASHINGTON, DC *
6/10 The National RICHMOND, VA*
6/11 Amos’ Southend CHARLOTTE, NC*
6/12 Bonnaroo Music Festival MANCHESTER TN
6/17 First Unitarian Church Downstairs PHILADELPHIA, PA
6/18 Somerville Theatre BOSTON, MA
6/19 Williamsburg Waterfront BROOKLYN, NY
6/21 Wexner Center COLUMBUS, OH
6/22 Millenium Park Pritzker CHICAGO, IL
7/03 Chop Suey SEATTLE, WA
7/04 Holocene PORTLAND, OR
7/07 Independent SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7/08 Troubadour LOS ANGELES, CA
* WITH TV ON THE RADIO