Good songwriters flock to each other. One generation inspires the next. While many of today’s musicians can claim Bob Dylan as an influence, only Dave Longstreth and the other members of Dirty Projectors are wearing that loving allegiance so proudly and boldly on their sleeves. The band has covered Dylan multiple times– and not just in raucous live settings but in studios, too. (And once for Levi’s.)
On the new Bitte Orca extended release the somewhat obscure Dylan tune “As I Went Out One Morning,” which Dylan only performed live once, is featured. It’s a perfect DP’s cover because they truly make it their own, which actually isn’t too hard at this point because the vocals from the sirens in the band are so firmly entrenched in any indie fans head as typical Dirty Projectors. Those voices are unmistakeable.
This coupling of contemporary and ancient genius is, for many, a match made in heaven. Bob Projectors. Dirty Dylan.
Dirty Projectors: As I Went Out One Morning (Bob Dylan cover) (STREAMING ONLY, I SAW ONE SITE HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN PER DOMINO’S REQUEST)
Dirty Projectors: Dark Eyes (Bob Dylan cover)