Destroyer "Have We Met" out 1/31/20

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this is so sick: https://youtu.be/06ZLNLz2yGI

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 20:41 (seven months ago) link

the song and the video

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 20:41 (seven months ago) link

bejar is an underrated swearer

na (NA), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:28 (seven months ago) link

His weedy fucking al stewart voice.

dell (del), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 22:27 (seven months ago) link

all three tracks from this so far have been great. i'm expecting this to be one of my very favourite Destroyer records, up there with Kaputt

ufo, Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:23 (seven months ago) link

Hmm.

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 January 2020 02:19 (seven months ago) link

fuck these singles are so good. i like all the videos too.

ken and poison season never clicked with me, worth going back to?

adam, Thursday, 9 January 2020 02:53 (seven months ago) link

i really like poison season, it's one of his best

ken is decent but a little more inconsistent and suffers from not having his fantastic band from kaputt and poison season around. the live versions of most of the tracks are significantly better

ufo, Thursday, 9 January 2020 03:21 (seven months ago) link

I'm loving the new songs! Some lyrics on instagram appeared for an unreleased track from 2009, which is colloquially known as 'It Aint Easy Being Baby' so I'm wondering if that one made it with a different title. Do check out Poison Season and ken when you can, they're both great albums imo. There's a new interview with Bejar on pitchfork also.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:25 (seven months ago) link

wasn't really into the last 2 but so hype for this

ciderpress, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:37 (seven months ago) link

Cue Synthetizer is such an earworm. It keeps getting stuck in my head, particularly those guitar parts.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:51 (six months ago) link

“No I don’t hope to”

calstars, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:28 (six months ago) link

Yeah I think "Cue Synthesiser" is the best yet.

Tim F, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 02:03 (six months ago) link

That Pitchfork profile was great, I didn’t know any of that stuff about Bejar working with David Berman on that lost record.

o. nate, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 18:45 (six months ago) link

quite a bit about the production choices in this Quietus interview https://thequietus.com/articles/27717-destroyer-dan-bejar-interview-have-we-met-2020

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:54 (six months ago) link

album is very very good, probably second only to Kaputt in his catalogue. really gorgeous soundscapes

ufo, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:14 (six months ago) link

https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/features/interviews/destroyer-dan-bejar-nine-favourite-songs

this is another great piece

ufo, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:26 (six months ago) link

i liked that pitchfork piece but couldn't help but note that there's a mark's work warehouse in the kingsgate mall where you could definitely get green socks

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:43 (six months ago) link

Could not for the life of me think who he sounded like then it came to me in a flash....

https://youtu.be/iQamw4xxxHY

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:28 (six months ago) link

new album is out!

Just look at the world around you...
Actually, no, don’t look!

cajunsunday, Friday, 31 January 2020 09:46 (six months ago) link

famous novelist brothers shithead no. 1 and shithead no. 2

ufo, Friday, 31 January 2020 10:04 (six months ago) link

this album is GREAT. best since Kaputt.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 31 January 2020 12:22 (six months ago) link

xp I opened the thread to give it up for "Clickety-clack, the music makes a musical sound" and read ufo's post at the exact moment Dan was singing those words ^_^

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Friday, 31 January 2020 12:51 (six months ago) link

Ok this is dope

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 31 January 2020 13:01 (six months ago) link

quite the PR blitz this time around. Don't recall this much attention paid to the previous two.

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 31 January 2020 13:35 (six months ago) link

Every article I read mentioned how this started out as an idea to make a dark 'Y2K' record but in the end that only seems to come through for me in the lyrics. Musically this has a ton of really lovely moments. Maybe some of the synths and drums but this reminds me more of Kaputt era than anything else.Less emphasis on the yacht rock influences. Loving it.

gman59, Friday, 31 January 2020 16:40 (six months ago) link

this is good, not as good as kaputt or rubies but still top shelf destroyer

ciderpress, Friday, 31 January 2020 21:30 (six months ago) link

yeah, this is really good, I've only listened to it once but this seems better than 'ken' (which was good, but not a bit disappointing after Kaputt and Poison Season (which I still think is his best)).

silverfish, Friday, 31 January 2020 21:42 (six months ago) link

in a lot of the interviews he's said that the 'Y2K' thing was just that their initial plan was to try to make a late-90's trip-hop record but they quickly gave up because they had no idea what they were doing and that he wasn't sure how that became such a prominent part of the press release. would still love to hear a trip-hop destroyer record though

ufo, Friday, 31 January 2020 22:47 (six months ago) link

nicolas bragg has to be one of my favourite guitarists at this point

ufo, Saturday, 1 February 2020 01:44 (six months ago) link

haven't heard this but what a title!

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 1 February 2020 01:57 (six months ago) link

this album is really great

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 1 February 2020 02:11 (six months ago) link

"It Just Doesn't Happen" is easily my favorite so far

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Saturday, 1 February 2020 03:34 (six months ago) link

The first three songs really

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 February 2020 03:42 (six months ago) link

One listen = ❤️

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 1 February 2020 05:38 (six months ago) link

haven't heard this but what a title!

― Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Friday, January 31, 2020 8:57 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

ok i need an explanation

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Saturday, 1 February 2020 06:14 (six months ago) link

Great album

Frederik B, Saturday, 1 February 2020 09:34 (six months ago) link

First listen and like it very much. Love the cover.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Saturday, 1 February 2020 10:25 (six months ago) link

I kinda wish Bejar would make a soundtrack or an album of instrumental stuff. The title track is gorgeous.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Saturday, 1 February 2020 10:49 (six months ago) link

i am not very convinced. there is still this cheap 80s keyboard sound. and i will never get over his voice. additionally i find his self-referential lyrics bloated and don't like his permanent use of words like "shit". besides being totally retro his music is also totally uninteresting retro. what is the point in making music today which seems to be written to break the charts in the 80s?

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:24 (six months ago) link

I don't agree with any of that but I do think the hyperbole in this thread is a bit much

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:33 (six months ago) link

if you've never liked destroyer i wouldn't expect this to be the place someone would start liking him. i generally like all his weird stylistic quirks.

ken is the only previous album of his that has those sort of synth sounds and i think the synths on this album are much better-sounding generally. it's obviously drawing strongly on 80s sophisti-pop, as has most of his work from kaputt onward, but it's more than just a pastiche so it's not uninterestingly retro to me. over the past decade he & his band have done an excellent job of filtering various retro sounds through their own style to get something that feels distinctly destroyer. like nicolas bragg's guitar leads are a defining part of the destroyer sound and which 80s synthpop or sophistipop band had a player that sounds like him?

i went back to poison season to compare it to the new one and i'd probably put them at about equal second in his discography now.

ufo, Saturday, 1 February 2020 22:35 (six months ago) link

Nothing sounds "eighties" here, more like aural tips of the hat

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 February 2020 23:35 (six months ago) link

haven't heard this but what a title!

― Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Friday, January 31, 2020 8:57 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

ok i need an explanation

― I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko),

I'm not sure why I like it so much, it's just very suggestive in many ways. A question but no question mark so maybe it's a statement that used to be a question. It's a phrase that has changed meaning since social media. Also, my oldest friend says to me when I ask her a question that I should already know the answer to.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 1 February 2020 23:51 (six months ago) link

*says this to me

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 1 February 2020 23:51 (six months ago) link

Nothing sounds "eighties" here, more like aural tips of the hat

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:35 PM (thirty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah. “crimson tide” sounds like berlin bowie and every band inspired by berlin bowie collapsed into a single point, for instance. it’s not bound by the popular idea of the sound of a decade

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 2 February 2020 00:13 (six months ago) link

there's a bit of OMD in It Just Doesn't Happen

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Sunday, 2 February 2020 13:08 (six months ago) link

kaputt gestured toward avalon but i think this is bejar's actual roxy music album

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:43 (six months ago) link

foolssong

ciderpress, Monday, 3 February 2020 14:24 (six months ago) link

i am in love with this gorgeous album. kind of want some y2k versions to see release, though.

zuck zuck lucify (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:06 (six months ago) link

Just realized, this joins the elite class of Destroyer albums where a title track appears outside of the first and/or last spot on the tracklist (Your Blues, Kaputt)

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Thursday, 13 February 2020 12:56 (six months ago) link

Been on kind of a Destroyer nostalgia kick lately, so while I've got y'all's attention: "Another word for sacrament" = probably "host", no?

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Thursday, 13 February 2020 14:54 (six months ago) link

This album is v. good and doesn't sound at all "retro" to my ears, the way Kaputt did. I think it actually sounds very of-the-moment with the airless, sound-designed-to-death production.

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:42 (six months ago) link

very of-the-moment with the airless, sound-designed-to-death production

So I guess this is why I don’t like a lot of critically praised contemporary music.

o. nate, Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:57 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

saw them live the other night, the band is killer

na (NA), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 21:45 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

"crimson tide" sounding especially prescient in the covid area

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:26 (three months ago) link

era

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:26 (three months ago) link

I saw them in Raleigh on March 11 before things went ah viral. Bejar, sodden and sometimes incoherent, was nevertheless terrific, and the band's embellishments marvelous.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:34 (three months ago) link

I remember when I saw him on the Kaputt tour he had a certain anti-charisma onstage.

o. nate, Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:34 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

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