This is a strange one... I don't know whether to laugh or cry. This video is fucking weird. Half-ironic? Full-on? Who knows.
But I suppose it's as good a time as any to talk about "Stillness Is The Move," the lead single of the Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca. Most dig it, but I find it's the thinnest track on the album. I skip it. Purposefully or not, the lyrics and feeling are cheesy. Musically, it's a straight line, which is not what makes the Dirty Projectors great. "Stillness" is a step away from Starbucks Diva, which I don't need. Give me honest and picturesque, wobbly and shifting like "Temecula Sunrise" any day. I liked "Stillness" at first, but tired quickly. Where do you stand?
More Dirty Projectors coming this week. Full article in tomorrow's print edition, plus an extended interview here. Get those tickets if you aint already—Saturday's show is the best 4th of July option out there. Beats trying to find the best party with so much open-air, sprawling, sweat, mmmmm....