Every live-in-studio Dirty Projectors video is worth watching, simply
because it's pretty amazing to watch human beings recreate all those tricky
arrangements with their actual hands and mouths. The band recently recorded a
session for WNYC's Soundcheck, and it's even more absorbing than most, since the
acoustic setup is casual enough to clash with the intricately plotted-out songs
and since the band ends up looking like this is no big thing. Below, watch them
playing the "Swing Lo Magellan" highlight "Impregnable Question."
I'll watch anything played with acoustic guitar. teaching myself and having a bitch of a time with it. I don't understand the "the band ends up looking like this is no big thing" line. That was not a difficult song. I liked it, but I see folks doing a lot more complicated things than that w/a guitar (andy mckee, tommy emmanuel, etc.) Don't get me wrong, I'll look these guys up and watch more, but "tricky" doesn't describe that performance.