Destroyer releases his new album 'Poison Season' on August 28th.
Vancouver musician (and sometime The New Pornographers member) Dan Bejar released his last Destroyer album in 2011 – the rather exquisite 'Kaputt'. 'Poison Season' is his 10th studio album. Its title track sees Bejar "surveying four wracked characters – Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack – simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre", according to a press release, with the song reprised twice on the record, first as a saxophone-enhanced "street rock" song and then as the album's finale.
The press release also claims influence from sophist-pop bands like Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, and The Blow Monkeys – bands that combined melodic mastery, incredible arrangements, and sonic excellence while channeling a certain sadness in their lyrics and vocal delivery.
Concurrent to the album, a new Destroyer 12" will be released, featuring two songs – a remix of Forces From Above and Times Square, Poison Season. He'll also be embarking upon an extensive European tour.
Destroyer 'Poison Season' tracklist:
01. Times Square, Poison Season
02. Dream Lover
03. Forces From Above
05. The River
06. Girl in a Sling
07. Times Square
08. Archer on the Beach
09. Midnight Meet the Rain
10. Solace's Bride
12. Sun in the Sky
13. Times Square, Poison Season II
Destroyer live dates:
October 30th: Islington Assembly Hall, London
October 31st: The Haunt, Brighton
November 1st: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
November 2nd: The Lantern, Bristol
November 4th: Botanique, Brussels
November 7th: Covo, Bologna
November 8th: Biko, Rome
November 9th: Sudpol, Luzern
November 10th: Le Romandie, Lausanne
November 11th: Palace, St. Gallen
November 12th: Sczene, Vienna
November 13th: Kammerspiele, Munich
November 14th: Luxor, Cologne
November 15th: Lido, Berlin
November 17th: Hulen, Bergen
November 18th: Parktheatret, Oslo
November 19th: Kagelbanan, Stockholm
November 20th: Pumpehuset, Copenhagen
November 21st: Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht
Merge/Dead Oceans release 'Poison Season' on August 28th 2015 (buy).