Dirty Projectors – While You’re Here

October 24, 2012

When I saw the Dirty Projectors live in Brooklyn last summer, what amazed me the most was their ability to synchronize all their voices while they move in every which direction. I would try to comprehend how some of them were, individually, making the sounds they made, but at the same time how the collective sound somehow was forming. Their skill is impeccable. I can’t credit Dave Longstreth completely, but it does seem like this band is his brainchild. In this track, Dave sings about TV On The Radio’s bassist, Gerard Smith, who passed away from lung cancer in 2011. In this track, Longstreth’s vocals touch every part of his range, conveying a sad sort of nostalgia, appropriate for the story. I think Gerard would love no better way to be remembered, but through son.


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