Pitchfork Day 1 2012: Dirty ProjectorsPosted by Kevin Kloecker
Dirty Projectors came on as the sun began to fall behind the clouds after a rainy afternoon at Pitchfork yesterday. Although they may look like a typical six-piece rock band, their set was anything but ordinary. Playing mostly tracks off their new album, Swing Lo Magellan, the crowd was hesitant to embrace the new sounds, however when classics like “Stillness In The Move” and “Bitte Orca” came on, their stage presence changed completely.
It was almost as if the band was somewhat sick of their old songs up until Amber Coffman bolted the lines from their single “Stillness In The Move,” and realized just how much we appreciate their presence. They gave a show of structured chaos, even breaking into a punk riff after one of their songs, shaking the crowd into consciousness.
Their set was arguably the most enjoyable for anyone who is a Dirty Projectors fan, and if you hadn’t heard them before it was hard to turn away. In their experimental and artistic ways, Dirty Projectors don’t let you get away with apathy one minute when listening to their schizophrenic sound.