Angel Deradoorian

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Angel Deradoorian
Angel Deradoorian performing with Dirty Projectors in 2008
Angel Deradoorian performing with Dirty Projectors in 2008
Background information
Also known asDeradoorian
Born (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 34)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California
  • Singer-songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • producer
  • Bass
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • flute
  • vocals
Years active2007–present
Associated acts

Angel Deradoorian (born July 18, 1986), also known mononymously as Deradoorian, is a musician based in Los Angeles, California.[5] She is best known for her work with Dirty Projectors as full-time member from 2007 to 2012. She left to pursue a solo career.[6][7] In 2015 she released a solo studio album, The Expanding Flower Planet.[8]

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Orangevale, California[9] and of Armenian descent,[10] Deradoorian first found an interest in music at the age of five, when she was taught violin and piano at the private school she attended.[7][10] Both her parents are artists and she has an older sister Arlene, who also tours with her performing solo material.[9][11] At the age of 16 she decided to leave school and pursue a career in music.[10][9] She moved to Brooklyn, where in 2007 she joined Dirty Projectors and played an important role in the recording of the album Bitte Orca.[9] In 2012, she moved to Los Angeles together with her then-boyfriend Avey Tare.[9][12]

Deradoorian's debut EP, Mind Raft, was released under her surname in 2009 by Lovepump United Records.[13] In 2009, she recorded a track with Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra riot vocalist Wes Miles on their Discovery album LP. The track is entitled "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend".[14] Animal Collective chose her to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in 2011.[15] In 2011, she released a split 7-inch with Albert McCloud containing a song by McCloud entitled "Planetarium 2010" and her own song "Marichka".[16] She is a member of Avey Tare's project, Slasher Flicks, along with ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, and released the album Enter the Slasher House in 2014.[17][18]

In 2015, Deradoorian released her debut solo studio album, The Expanding Flower Planet, on Anticon.[19] In 2017, she released an EP titled Eternal Recurrence, which mixes obscure and ambient landscapes.[20] Her second full-length solo album, Find the Sun, was released on September 18, 2020, by Anti- Records.[21]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Disembodied Improvisations Vol. 1 (2019)



  • "Marichka" b/w "Planetarium 2010" (2011) (split with Albert McCloud)
  • "Mountainside" (2017)

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Angel Deradoorian – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Deradoorian covering Black Sabbath's 'Master of Reality' at 33 1/3 Northside show". BrooklynVegan. April 22, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Valentino, Silasi (August 28, 2015). "Heems Heads Up This Weekend's Best Concerts in NYC". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Rhoades, Lindsay (September 10, 2015). "Deradoorian's Musical Past Shapes but Never Dictates Her 'Expanding Flower Planet'". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Murphy, Sarah (June 4, 2015). "Deradoorian Announces Debut Solo LP, Shares "A Beautiful Woman"". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Roberts, Randall (August 15, 2015). "Deradoorian is pitch perfect, Lana Del Rey is California cool". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Home is the new black – Sound Advice – Music – January 15, 2015". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Murray, Sean (August 14, 2015). "Deradoorian streams debut album 'Expanding Flower Planet'". DIY. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d e Reynaldo, Shawn (August 14, 2015). "Artist of the Month: Deradoorian". Self-Titled. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c Ayers, Michael D. (May 5, 2009). "Doing Laundry with Deradoorian a/k/a Angel from Dirty Projectors". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on March 2, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Deradoorian's Ethereal Space Jams Will Rock Your World". Vogue. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  12. ^
  13. ^ Powell, Mike (May 8, 2009). "Deradoorian: Mind Raft". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  14. ^ "Interview with Angel Deradoorian". Culture Bully. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on May 19, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  15. ^ Breihan, Tom (October 27, 2010). "Animal Collective Curate All Tomorrow's Parties". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  16. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (February 22, 2011). "Listen: New Track From Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian, Co-Produced by Avey Tare". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  17. ^ Battan, Carrie (April 10, 2013). "Animal Collective's Avey Tare Starts New Band With Former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail Members". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  18. ^ "For those who need it: A brief introduction to Deradoorian". Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  19. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (August 19, 2015). "Review: Deradoorian's 'The Expanding Flower Planet' Needs Weeding". Spin. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  20. ^ "Mountainside – Deradoorian". Rocktails. October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  21. ^ ANTI-. "Deradoorian Signs To Anti, Announces New Album 'Find The Sun' | News | Anti Records". Anti Records. Retrieved August 10, 2020.

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