Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 8:00 pm
Dave Longstreth’s genre-melting indie rock ensemble bears the torch for a new kind of all-devouring eclecticism: from sunny ’60s harmony-rock and deconstructed afropop to murder ballads, electronica, and chamber music, the Brooklyn group consumes a world of influences and spits them out again, gleaming. The result is a brave new kind of experimental pop, driven by keening harmonies and a clear-eyed ambition to remake music as we know it. David Byrne, another innovator, remarks: this is “a quantum leap forwards and sideways at the same time.”
Duke Performances’ presentation of the Dirty Projectors is co-sponsored by Major Attractions, a committee of the Duke University Union.