Angel Deradoorian

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Angel Deradoorian
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Angel Deradoorian performing with Dirty Projectors in 2008
Background information
Also known asDeradoorian
Born (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 33)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Bass
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • 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 whom she left in 2012 to pursue a solo career.[6][7] In 2015 she released a solo album, The Expanding Flower Planet, while she also featured as a backing vocalist on The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers and other artists.[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 Avey Tare.[9]

Deradoorian's debut EP, Mind Raft, was released under her surname in 2009 by Lovepump United Records.[12] 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".[13] Animal Collective chose her to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in 2011.[14] In 2011, she released a split 7" with Albert McCloud containing a song by McCloud entitled "Planetarium 2010" and her own song "Marichka".[15] 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.[16]

In 2015, Deradoorian released her debut solo album, The Expanding Flower Planet, on Anticon.[17]

In October 2017, she published a new EP titled Eternal Recurrence which mixes obscure and ambient landscapes.[18]





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

Guest appearances[edit]

Since 2007 Deradoorian has featured as a backing vocalist on a number of notable recordings:[8]


  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. ^ Silasi Valentino (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 2015-10-30.
  8. ^ a b "Angel Deradoorian (vocal credits)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  9. ^ a b c d e Reynaldo, Shawn (August 14, 2015). "Artist of the Month: Deradoorian". Self-Titled. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  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 2015-10-30.
  12. ^ Powell, Mike (May 8, 2009). "Deradoorian: Mind Raft". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Interview with Angel Deradoorian". 2009-05-14. Archived from the original on 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (October 27, 2010). "Animal Collective Curate All Tomorrow's Parties". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  15. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (February 22, 2011). "Listen: New Track From Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian, Co-Produced by Avey Tare". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  16. ^ Battan, Carrie (April 10, 2013). "Animal Collective's Avey Tare Starts New Band With Former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail Members". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  17. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (August 19, 2015). "Review: Deradoorian's 'The Expanding Flower Planet' Needs Weeding". Spin. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  18. ^ "Mountainside - Deradoorian | Rocktails Musica Online". Rocktails (in Spanish). 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2017-10-04.

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