Angel Deradoorian

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Angel Deradoorian
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Angel Deradoorian performing with Dirty Projectors in 2008
Background information
Also known as Deradoorian
Born (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 30)
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Bass
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts

Angel Deradoorian (born July 18, 1986), also known mononymously as Deradoorian, is a musician based in Los Angeles, California.[4] She is best known for her work with Dirty Projectors whom she left in 2012 to pursue a solo career.[5][6] 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.[7] She is of Armenian descent.[8]

Life and career[edit]

Originally from the Orangevale, California,[9] 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.[6][8] Both her parents are artists and she has an older sister Arlene, who also tours with her performing solo material.[9][10] At the age of 16 she decided to leave school and pursue a career in music.[8][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.[11] 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".[12] Animal Collective chose her to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in 2011.[13] In 2011, she released a split 7" with Albert McCloud containing a song by McCloud entitled "Planetarium 2010" and her own song "Marichka".[14] She is a member of Avey Tare's project, Slasher Flicks, along with ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, and released Enter the Slasher House in 2014 .[15]

In 2015, Deradoorian released her first solo album, The Expanding Flower Planet, on Anticon.[16]





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

Guest appearances[edit]

Since 2007 Deradoorian has featured as a backing vocalist on a number of notable recordings:[7]


  1. ^ "Deradoorian covering Black Sabbath's 'Master of Reality' at 33 1/3 Northside show". BrooklynVegan. April 22, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Silasi Valentino (August 28, 2015). "Heems Heads Up This Weekend's Best Concerts in NYC". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rhoades, Lindsay (September 10, 2015). "Deradoorian's Musical Past Shapes but Never Dictates Her 'Expanding Flower Planet'". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Sarah (June 4, 2015). "Deradoorian Announces Debut Solo LP, Shares "A Beautiful Woman"". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Randall (August 15, 2015). "Deradoorian is pitch perfect, Lana Del Rey is California cool". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Home is the new black – Sound Advice – Music – January 15, 2015". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Angel Deradoorian (vocal credits)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  8. ^ a b c Ayers, Michael D. (May 5, 2009). "Doing Laundry with Deradoorian a/k/a Angel from Dirty Projectors". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Reynaldo, Shawn (August 14, 2015). "Artist of the Month: Deradoorian". Self-Titled. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Deradoorian's Ethereal Space Jams Will Rock Your World". Vogue. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  11. ^ Powell, Mike (May 8, 2009). "Deradoorian: Mind Raft". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Interview with Angel Deradoorian". 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  13. ^ Breihan, Tom (October 27, 2010). "Animal Collective Curate All Tomorrow's Parties". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (February 22, 2011). "Listen: New Track From Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian, Co-Produced by Avey Tare". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (August 19, 2015). "Review: Deradoorian's 'The Expanding Flower Planet' Needs Weeding". Spin. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 

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