Björk & Dirty Projectors’ Mount Wittenberg Orca Gets A Label Release

While Mount Wittenberg Orca was quietly self-released in digital format in 2010, the EP finally received a CD and vinyl release this week, through Domino Records. Last year, the musical partnership between Björk and Dirty Projectors was something no one really expected. But it just makes sense. They both create unconventional music with unique vocals that pushes boundaries. Take Björk’s Medulla, and Dirty Projectors’ The Getty Address for example. You won’t hear anything like them. Put the two together and you get something truly special. Perhaps because of its official label release, Mount Wittenberg Orca will draw more attention this time around.

Check out “On and Ever Onward” from Mount Wittenberg Orca.

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Comparing Black Flag’s Version Of “Police Story” To The Dirty Projectors’

When the Black Flag album Damaged came out in the early 1980s it was a beacon of light for raw, DIY punk rockers everywhere.

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In the mid-Aughts, the, decidedly more mellow, band Dirty Projectors chose to do an album where they reinterpreted Damaged in it’s entirety from memory. The result was interesting and pretty warmly received by the music press at the time, with it’s lush production and complete 180 turn in style.

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Which version do you prefer? The hard-rocking Rollins original or the meticulously mellow Indie-Pop quirk-fest of the latter?

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