Rating: Dig It
With a growing indie fan base, their latest release, Bitte Orca, will put the Dirty Projectors on the map.
After only a few days of public consumption, the fresh, new sound they bring to the table proves they’re playing for keeps with that title. The album is hailed as one of the best albums of 2009. After several different incarnations, the ensemble currently consists of five members, including original founder, Dave Longstreth. Together, their skills provide all of the fundamentals of today’s indie rock — mashing together lo-fi synth effects with complex finger pickings and riveting vocal layers. All of these elements create a unique texture that lends this album a light, playfulness that is marinated in aural color.
Most recently, the work of the Dirty Projectors has earned them a place on SPIN Magazine’s “Best of 2009 So Far,” not to mention the buzz filling the blogosphere. Look for their upcoming EP, Temecula Sunrise, as a companion to this great album that seems to improve with every listen.