Destroyer announces new album, Poison Season

Jeff Terich
Destroyer Poison Season

Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, is preparing to release a new album. Following last year’s Five Spanish Songs EP, Bejar has announced Poison Season, which will be out via Merge Records on Aug. 28. The album features songs about four characters—Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack—and a press release references both musical theater and David Bowie’s Hunky Dory in describing the sound of it, as well as the sophisti-pop stylings of Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout (kinda like Kaputt?).

“The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet,” Bejar says in a press release. “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. 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.”

Listen to new song “Dream Lover” below, and check out the tracklist and Destroyer’s upcoming tour dates.

Destroyer Poison Season 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 tour dates:

9/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
9/19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
9/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
9/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
9/23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
9/24 Dallas, TX – Trees
9/25 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
9/26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
9/27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
9/29 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
9/30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
10/1 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
10/2 Boston, MA – Royale
10/3 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/4 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/5 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/7 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
10/8 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/9 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
11/1 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/2 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
11/4 Brussels, BE – Botanique
11/7 Bologna, IT – Covo
11/8 Rome, IT – Biko
11/9 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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