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Destroyer announces new album, Poison Season, shares “Dream Lover” — listen

on May 21, 2015, 9:25am

Dan Bejar will return in August with a new album as Destroyer. Entitled Poison Season, it marks his first full-length solo effort since 2011’s Kaputt. In 2013, he released a Spanish-language EP called Five Spanish Songs.

According to a press release, the new album “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.”

The tracklist contains three versions of a song titled “Times Square, Poison Season”. The opening track was recorded with a string quintet; a reprisal appearing in the middle of the album is described as saxophone “street-rock”; and a “curtain-closing reverie” serves as the closing track.

Another album track, a bombastic, Springsteen-ian number called “Dream Lover”, has been made available to stream early. Listen below.

Poison Season arrives August 28th through Merge Records. On that same day, Destroyer will also release a two-song companion 12-inch containing a remix of “Forces From Above” along with the orchestral “Times Square, Poison Season”.

Poison Season Tracklist:
01. Times Square, Poison Season
02. Dream Lover
03. Forces From Above
04. Hell
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
11. Bangkok
12. Sun in the Sky
13. Times Square, Poison Season II

In support of the release, Bejar will head out on an extensive world tour beginning in September.

Destroyer 2015 Tour Dates:
09/18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
09/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
09/23 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/24 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
09/25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
09/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
09/29 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
09/30 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
10/01 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
10/02 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/04 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/07 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
10/08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
10/10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/11 – St. Louise, MO @ The Ready Room
10/13 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
10/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/17 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
10/30 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
10/31 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
11/01 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/02 – Bristol, UK @ The Lantern
11/04 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/07 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
11/08 – Rome, IT 2 Biko
11/09 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol
11/10 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
11/11 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
11/12 – Vienna, AT @ Sczene
11/13 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
11/14 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
11/15 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/17 – Bergen, NO @ Hulen
11/18 – Oslo, NO @ Parktheatret
11/19 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
11/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
11/21 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

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