Dirty Projectors are the latest band to perform a quarantine live set as part of the ‘at home’ edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. The performance features all five members of the indie group’s current line-up – Dave Longstreth “shaking and tapping all things tiny”, Felicia Douglass and Maia Friedman on vocals, Kristin Slipp on keytar, and Mike Johnson on various other instruments. Check out the video below.
“We’ve loved Dirty Projectors for more than a dozen years – from the band’s ‘Black Flag’ covers record to the brilliant angular sounds we presented at SXSW, and more recently, a candlelit Tiny Desk concert in 2018,” NPR’s Bob Boilen wrote in the video’s description. “The lineup often shifts, but the creative nature of this band, headed by David Longstreth, doesn’t.”
He added: “It’s a band in which any member can take the lead, and that’s the beauty here. We see Dirty Projectors change and surprise us with each new song, something so rare and vibrant.”
Dirty Projectors played songs from their two most recent EPs, Windows Open and Flight Tower, namely ‘Lose Your Love’, ‘Overlord’, ‘Inner World’ and ‘Search for Life’. The band have committed to releasing a total of five new EPs in 2020.