Most nerds and nerd moms thought Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca was one of the best records of 2009. They were on the money. Today, the Dirties have released their surprise new Ascending Melody 7” for free on the digital front. The title track and b-side “Emblem of the World” (both great) are two previously unreleased cuts from the Bitte Orca sessions, and, for the small price of an email address, they're yours to download over at the band's website. And suppose you or your mother own a turntable or ache for all things physical media. Well they also pressed limited vinyl, available exclusively at the Domino's online marketplace.
The band has an upcoming tour in Australia, with two U.S. dates scheduled before they go. Dates after the bump.
02.19 New York, NY @ The Allen Room
02.27 Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
03.03 Auckland, New Zealand @ Montechristo Room
03.04 Wellington, New Zealand @ San Francisco Bathhouse
03.06 Brisbane, Australia @ The Lost Weekend
03.07 Meredith, Australia @ Golden Plains Festival
03.09 Melbourne, Australia @ The Hi Fi
03.10 Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
03.13 Perth, Australia @ The Rosemount Hotel