Last year, the Dirty Projectors and Bjork played a special show at the Housing Works bookstore, performing Mount Wittenberg Orca, a song cycle Dave Longstreth composed just for the occasion. Recently, they got back together to record those seven songs, and, unsurprisingly, it's really good - Bjork fits in perfectly here.
So this seems like it was quite the thing: ascendant indie rockers Dirty Projectors and the still-awesome Bjork got together at the Housing Works Bookstore in NYC for a benefit show organized by Stereogum writer and Housing Works board member Brandon Stousoy. They performed together on song cycle DP frontman/mastermind Dave Longstreth composed specifically for the evening.
As my readers might remember, one of my absolute favorite discs last year came from Boston MC Moe Pope and Bay Area producer Headnodic. I would further boast about their Megaphone project here (like I often do at the dinner table, in stadium church services, and on the orange line), but I already reviewed it and profiled them for the Phoenix last year.