The indie blogosphere has been collectively flipping over Dirty Projectors’ new single “Stillness Is the Move” ever since the band debuted it at SXSW last month. I’ll be the first to admit that I did not 100 percent get this song after hearing a live recording, but I stand corrected: The studio version of “Stillness Is the Move” is a total jam. Right now Domino Records is giving away a free MP3 of “Stillness Is the Move” to anyone who signs up for an email newsletter. Take them up on that offer ASAP so you, too, can appreciate the very weird but fairly wonderful combination of Amber Coffman’s Mariah-esque trills with a distorted, jangly art-rock groove.
What’s more, this isn’t even the best song on Dirty Projectors’ album Bitte Orca, due June 9. (For my money that’s the sad, lovely “Two Doves,” which I fully intend to place right after Antony and the Johnsons’ also-excellent “One Dove” on a mixtape at the soonest opportunity.) Anyway, click over to Domino to hear “Stillness Is the Move” now, then let us know: What do you think of this song?
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