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Dirty Projectors: Finally, a video for "Stillness Is the Move"

It's the song singled out by almost every listener – including our own Simon V-Z – as the takeaway “hit” from Brooklyn collective Dirty Projector's redonkulously hyped Bitte Orca. And now, the eery, Prince-in-an-indie-funhouse-mirror track “Stillness Is the Move” finally has an official video.

I don't know about you, Music Mixers, but I was half-expecting unicorns and wizard sticks to start flying through the Elvin air in this Lord of the Rings meets Lord Byron kook-fest (Noble llama! Swirly cowl-capes! Spinning hilltop guitarist in puffy jodphurs!).

Franky, I'm not exactly surprised, given frontman/mastermind David Longstreth's well-documented penchant for esoteric (and at times, insufferable) cultural references, though I'm still figuring out whether my final verdict is “enjoyably odd!” or “oh, can it, you silly little Ivy League lemurs.”

But you tell me, readers, does the clip do the song justice? Or were you over the DP hype before you were even under it?

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