Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Why they matter: Bandleader David Longstreth, a Yale music-composition grad, combines everything from tribal African hollers to classical violins on his band's experimental new album, Bitte Orca.
You should know: Longstreth penned an experimental work for Bjork recently, and the two performed it at New York City's Housing Works Bookstore Café. Read a review here.
LISTEN: Dirty Projectors w/ Bjork live, "Mount Wittenberg Orca"
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »