Archive for the 'Destroyer' Category

Friday, October 13th, 2017

“I saw you at the castle/your eyes were clearly insane,” Dan Bejar sings on “Saw You at the Hospital,” one of the tenderest songs on ken, his twelfth album under the Destroyer banner. It’s a line that typifies the way a Destroyer song works: though not a single album in Bejar’s discography has sounded the […]

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

RE: Dan Bejar. The latest Mojo compilation to hit newsstands is a disc comprised of reinterpretations of New Order’s second LP, 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies. The covers range from the fairly catholic to wholly re-imagined versions, with the key takeaway being Destroyer’s take on the original album’s eighth and final track, “Leave Me Alone.” […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

In case you missed it, we’re fully committed to Destroyer’s latest long-player, Kaputt. More often than not, fresh material from artists I closely follow ends up playing a dual role. Besides the obvious interest in the new record, song, etc, it—and this is just as important—often revitalizes interest in their earlier work. The latter has […]

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

There’s an obvious thread that connects all of the nine Destroyer albums: Dan Bejar. That said, you might be hard pressed to know for certain that the same man was behind all of the albums if given to you as a blind musical listen. Add in Bejar’s distinct voice and lyrical vision however, and all […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Dan Bejar is busy. Between four (differently named) projects releasing material in the past three years, it’s rare that time goes by without hearing from the prolific artist. Bejar’s main project, Destroyer, is set to release its ninth album, Kaputt, January 25th on Merge Records. AD caught up with Bejar, via email, to discuss the […]

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I have my friend Adam to thank for turning me on to this Destroyer cover last October while staying at his home in Brooklyn…so thanks, pal. Destroyer’s 2004 LP Your Blues ranks as a favorite in Dan Bejar’s catalog, and “..Take An Airplane” is its cornerstone.  The below mp3 is Spoon’s cover, recorded live at […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Some great albums were released yesterday, including two of my favorite listens over the past month; She & Him’s debut, Volume One, and Destroyer’s new LP, Trouble In Dreams. As an added bonus, I had the chance to see both groups perform their new material live, last week, at SXSW. I’ve fawned over M. Ward […]