Norman Music Festival Announces Dirty Projectors as Headliner
The Dirty Projectors will be the headliners for the third annual Norman Music Festival April 24-25 in downtown Norman. Spokesman Quentin Bomgardner made the announcement Tuesday through the festival’s Web site.
Bomgardner said the group is one of the most innovative working today, citing the group’s exploration of diverse styles and surprising source material since their days as a lo-fi project for bandleader Dave Longstreth.
“Their rise since that time has been steady and striking, and included such fascinating and captivating projects as the 2007 release “Rise Above” — an album of Black Flag songs re-imagined from memory. Who does that sort of thing? Well … Dave Longstreth and the Dirty Projectors, that’s who.”
The Dirty Projectors in 2009 released “Bitte Orca,” a widely acclaimed album that showcased accessible melodies and bright instrumentation. Vampire Weekend lead singer (and former Dirty Projector) Ezra Koenig described “Bitte Orca” as “2009′s ‘Physical Graffiti,’” referencing Led Zeppelin’s musically diverse 1975 double album.
The festival expands to a two-day format this year, and is free to the public. For more information, go to normanmusicfestival.com.
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