25 March 2022
Who: Indie popsters from Vancouver, Canada
fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar
Active: Since 1995
New album: LABYRINTHITIS – 13th LP
Out: 25 March 2022 – order info here
Pitchfork: “Dan Bejar’s marvelously inscrutable songwriting reaches beyond meaning. On his most live-sounding record in years, he finds clarity when language recedes and the music takes over… Bejar has always been a cryptic songwriter, but on Labyrinthitis he seems intent on piling on associations until they reach beyond meaning itself… Listening to Labyrinthitis feels like how it might feel to be a Thomas Pynchon character: journeying circuitously toward a goal you can’t quite apprehend, accosted by signs and symbols that may be of world-historical importance if they don’t turn out to be nonsense, haunted and comforted by the intuition that all this could easily be a big joke.” Full review here. Score: 8.5/10.
Turn Up The Volume: Destroyer‘s mastermind Dan Bejar is a songwriting architect.
He builds his songs brick by brick. He likes to wander in his labyrinth in his mind, to
lose himself in his own mysterious thoughts but returns on time to finish his sonic construction. Fascinating pop humdingers.
Singles/clips: Tintoretto, It’s For You / June
– TINTORETTO, IT’S FOR YOU –
– JUNE –
DESTROYER: Facebook – All Albums