Dirty Projectors: Live on Letterman

Watch Dirty Projectors drop the soaring, off-kilter “Cannibal Resource” from this year’s excellent Bitte Orca on last night’s unsuspecting Letterman audience up above. Equal parts transcendent harmony, relentless guitar intricacy, and bizarro Longstreth-drawl, they keep the song impressively tight — as they do with all their songs live. Be sure to check them out on their upcoming fall tour (dates after the jump), it’s a pretty breathtaking experience.

Also keep an eye out for the Temecula Sunrise EP, which will be released via Domino on September 28th. Beyond the title-track, the EP will also feature “Cannibal Resource” and two non-album tracks from the Bitte Orca recording sessions (“Ascending Melody”, “Emblem of the World”).

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Download: Dirty Projectors – Cannibal Resource
Buy: Order Bitte Orca, an album not to be missed in 2009, from the Domino Records webstore as CD, LP, or cassette. For mp3s, visit their digital download section.

Dirty Projectors

Oct. 20 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar
Oct. 21 Philadelphia, PA — Trocadero
Oct. 22 Washington, DC — Black Cat
Oct. 24 Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
Oct. 25 Lafayette, LA — Nitetown
Oct. 26 Austin, TX — Antones
Oct. 28 Phoenix, AZRhythm Room
Oct. 30 San Diego, CANorth Park Theatre
Nov. 1 San Francisco, CA — Bimbo’s
Nov. 3 Portland, OR — Aladdin
Nov. 4 Seattle, WA — Neumo’s
Nov. 7 Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
Nov. 8 Denver, CO — Bluebird
Nov. 9 Lawrence, KS — Granada
Nov. 11 Minneapolis, MNCedar Cultural Center
Nov. 13 Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
Nov. 14 Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
Nov. 15 Montreal, Quebec — National
Nov. 17 Boston, MA — Paradise
Nov. 18 New York, NYBowery Ballroom
Nov. 19 Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall
Nov. 21 Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall
Nov. 22New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom