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									Dirty Projectors
Graceful Fallen Mango                                                                       WV039 || Format: CD
                                                                                            Release Date: 12/6/2005
                                                                                            SELLING POINTS
                                                                                            —If the intent of the media is to obfuscate
                                                      1. Spring Is Here                     and mystify the artist and his creation, such
                                                      2. Follow Me Not If You Still Care    venerable mediators as Magnet, Pitchfork,
                                                                                            Resonance, Jane, and Dusted all caught on and
                                                      3. Easily Resigned
                                                                                            dirty projected heavily onto DP's first three
                                                      4. I Don't Know                       releases.
                                                      5. Lay Down Your Restless Bones
                                                      6. Constellation That's Mine          —Collaborators include members of Wolf
                                                      7. Time for Bed                       Colonel and Dear Nora.
                                                      8. She Turns to Ash
                                                                                            —Dirty Projectors toured extensively in 2005
                                                      9. What If I                          in support of their last record The Getty
                                                      10. The Graceful Fallen Mango         Address, played triumphant shows at South by
                                                      11. Maggie and Me                     Southwest in Austin in 2004, and will be
                                                      12. Everything Will Happen            playing dozens of shows this Fall/Winter.
                                                      13. We Are Striving
                                                                                            —They have shared bills with the
                                                      14. Yield; Be Held (Aloft)
                                                                                            Microphones, Landing, Tyondai Braxton, and
                                                      15. At The End of The Day             Broken Social Scene, among many others.
"A gorgeous basement epic, The Graceful Fallen Mango was recorded by Dave
Longstreth on a four-track and computer on his own, save for a few guest                    —Dirty Projectors will tour even more
                                                                                            extensively in 2006, with a tour from New
appearances by members of Wolf Colonel and Dear Nora. With vocals that seem to
                                                                                            York to Texas in March, two full-country tours
have been genetically engineered from strands of Paul McCartney, Ian McCulloch, Jeff        planned for Summer and Fall, and tours in the
Buckley, Freddie Mercury, and Elvis Costello, Longstreth's songs are full of mournful       UK and Scandinavia anticipated. The live show
and soaring, if sometimes off-kilter, melodies that far exceed the album's modest           is epic and can include Max-MSP video
origins. While some songs are lush, elaborately orchestrated with armies of misfit          projection, a small orchestra and women's
instruments calling to mind a psychedelic Pet Sounds at times, others ("Lay Down            choir.
Restless Bones," "Time for Bed," and "Follow Me Not If You Still Care") are sparse,         —An animated movie of The Getty Address
populated only by Longstreth's haunting vocals and acoustic guitars (and perhaps a          by underground animator James Sumner will
stray keyboard), the result being akin to timeless pub-honed lullabies. Probably the        be released on DVD with a 5.1 mix and live
album's most stripped-down offering, "Lay Down Restless Bones," may also be its             footage in May 2006. Sumner has been
strongest. This is not to say that the rest of the album lacks beauty, merely that on       working on the movie almost as long as it
                                                                                            took Longstreth to make the music! A real
this song Longstreth's heart seems less obscured and more vulnerable, especially
                                                                                            deepening of the saga.
near the end as his voice shakes and he pleads "lay down your restless bones and
sleep." A bit more "rock" in its construction, "Easily Resigned" calls to mind similarly    —Previous Dirty Projectors release The Getty
quirky outfits like the Gerbils with Andy Partridge fronting, and a more raucous,           Address (WEST032) did very well in CMJ
noisy number like "She Turns to Ash" has a spark of curiosity and inventiveness             charts, hitting #1 on many college stations,.
similar to that which fueled the early releases of Guided By Voices. The album's title
track is just over a minute's worth of looped guitar swells, keyboard meandering, and
                                                                                            PRESS QUOTES
                                                                                            "[The Getty Address is] spellbinding in its
tick-tocking, all of which seems a bit Pink Floydian in nature. Overall, The Graceful       complete originality." -Venus Magazine
Fallen Mango is an endearing collection of lovely, poetic pieces mostly drawn
together by Longstreth's remarkable vocals. Truly unique and timeless in nature, this       "[The Getty Address is]odd, engrossing, and
                                                                                            gorgeous." -Chicago Reader
is one of those great albums that could just as easily be a new creation as a
rediscovered classic, which is a lovely quality in a record like this." - All Music Guide   "Dirty Projectors is less bound to folk standards,
                                                                                            the ones that Beck often chains himself to, and
                                                                                            thus they succeed at carefully wrought and
                                                                                            intellectually inspired music without muffling
                                                                                            their beguiling effervescence." -Pop Matters

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