Some mystical, mind-altering music arrives via the enchanting voice and groove of Deradoorian. Former bassist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, the Brooklyn group who concocts a similarly heady brew, Alice Deradoorian previews her forthcoming debut solo album with “Beautiful Woman,” an absolutely stunner. I’ll confess, I really can’t distinguish your East Indian drone from your Middle Eastern lullaby, but those inspirations seem to color this alt-New Age track, set in motion by a pulsing krautrock beat. Fans of Dirty Projectors know that the siren voices of its two female members, Alice plus Amber Coffman (who also has a solo album in the works!), comprise the group’s not-so-secret weapon. Thus, the prospect of a Deradoorian solo album is reasonable cause for celebration.
Deradoorian goes on tour this fall opening for ex-Stereolab frontwoman Laetitia Sadler. Prepare to bliss out to an evening of two of the most distinctive, beguiling voices in indie-rock!
The Expanding Flower Planet comes out August 21 on Anticon.
DERADOORIAN ON TOUR:
09/11 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
09/12 Richmond, VA – The Camel
09/13 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
09/15 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
09/17 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
09/18 Dallas, TX – Three Links
09/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
09/21 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
09/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
09/23 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
09/25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
09/29 Minneapolis, MN – Icehouse
09/30 Chicago, IL – Schubas
10/01 Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
10/03 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/04 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston