Destroyer Announces New Album ‘Poison Season’ and Shares New Track – The London Economic

Destroyer Announces New Album ‘Poison Season’ and Shares New Track

On August 28, Destroyer returns with a new full-length, Poison Season, followed by a world tour. In addition, Destroyer will concurrently release a two-song 12-inch as a companion to the new album. It includes a remix of “Forces From Above” along with the orchestral “Times Square, Poison Season,” a song that gave rise to several tracks on the new album, as detailed below.

Listen to Destroyer’s latest track, ‘Dream Lover’.

“”The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet”,” explains Dan. ““I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-’70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. I couldn’t really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle.””

Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic (rather than just pinballing between reference points). No two records sound the same, but they’re always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop: you might hear traces of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, or The Blow Monkeys. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance within intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed-soul sadness.

Pre-order the album on CD or double-LP now at poisonseason.com or digitally via iTunes.

Destroyer – Poison Season
August 28, 2015 – Merge (US)/Dead Oceans (EU)

Tracklist:
1. Times Square, Poison Season
2. Dream Lover
3. Forces From Above
4. Hell
5. The River
6. Girl in a Sling
7. Times Square
8. Archer on the Beach
9. Midnight Meet the Rain
10. Solace’s Bride
11. Bangkok
12. Sun in the Sky
13. Times Square, Poison Season II

Destroyer on tour – UK/EU

Oct 30 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 31 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Nov 01 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 02 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Nov 04 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Nov 07 Bologna, IT – Covo
Nov 08 Rome, IT – Biko
Nov 09 Luzern, CH – Sudpol
Nov 10 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
Nov 11 St. Gallen, CH – Palace
Nov 12 Vienna, AT – Sczene
Nov 13 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
Nov 14 Cologne, DE – Luxor
Nov 15 Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 17 Bergen, NO – Hulen
Nov 18 Oslo, NO – Parktheatret
Nov 19 Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
Nov 20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Nov 21 Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival

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