Destroyer :: Transmissions

Right from the top of LABYRINTHITIS, the 13th album from our guest today, new wave art rock master Dan Bejar of Destroyer, you get an example of what makes him such a compelling artist. “It’s in Your Heart Now” starts, and then its real beat stutters in, interrupting a briefly established groove. But rather than feeling like an intrusion, this feels like blooming, and from there the song builds in layers of Cure-esque guitar and cascading synthesizers, with Bejar doing his signature vocal and lyrical darting atop the neon landscape. Today on Transmissions, he joins host Jason P. Woodbury to discuss the perils of making the new record, This Night, the virtues of being a dilettante, nu-metal, Van Morrison, New Order, and much more. 

Transmissions :: Destroyer

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LABYRINTHITIS is available March 25th from Merge Records.

Transmissions is written and produced by Jason P. Woodbury. Our audio is edited by Andrew Horton. Our show is executive produced by Justin Gage, Aquarium Drunkard founder. AD Transmissions is part of the Talkhouse Podcast Network. Rate, review, subscribe, and spread the word if you dig Transmissions. Next week on the show, Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah The Hills and the author of Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. We’re gonna talk about the Beatles, Van Morrison, and the the paranormal. 

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