Destroyer announces new album and shares new song: listen

The latest Destroyer news dates back to early 2020, with the big Did we meet. Now Dan Bejar is already back with a follow-up. It is called Labyrinthitis, and it comes out at the end of March.

Bejar teamed up again with frequent collaborator John Collins, and they began work on the album during the height of the lockdown in 2020, exchanging ideas from a distance when they couldn’t meet in person. A press release cites influences from disco, Art Of Noise and New Order, but if we know anything about how these two work together, there’s a good chance these touchstones were abstract, fractured and twisted.

Along with the announcement, Bejar shared a single titled “Tintoretto, It’s For You”. “I had the idea of ​​writing a few lines about the idea of ​​’mystery’ and ‘going nowhere’ because those are two of my favorite themes,” Bejar said in a statement. “That and the Grim Reaper and being chased by a silent, unspeakable thing that’s constantly lurking a foot to the left of you.” All the more so as the decadence of the world is becoming less and less abstract. I also wanted to write about the novel of terror. The song ‘Tintoretto, It’s for You’ is about all these things, oddly enough the video too… ”

This video was produced by David Galloway, who added, “It hopefully features loose giallo vibes despite clearly not being a giallo at all. No one dies, nothing is explored at length, and it’s ultimately a collection of neighborhood red herring. All the tracks that lead nowhere. But that’s the mystery. This is the mystery of music videos. Find out below.

01 “It’s in your heart now”
02 “Suffer”
03 “June”
04 “All my pretty dresses”
05 “Tintoretto is for you”
06 “Labyrinthitis”
07 “Eat the wine, drink the bread”
08 “You need a thief”
09 “The States”
10 “The Last Song”

04/22 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
04/23 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
04/24 Boise, ID @ L’Olympique
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/27 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
04/28 Omaha, NE @ The waiting room
04/29 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
04/30 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
02/05 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/05 Asheville, North Carolina @ L’Aigle Gris
05/05 Washington, DC @ Chat Noir
06/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
07/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
08/05 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09/05 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater
05/10 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
05/11 Detroit, MI @ The Club
05/12 Chicago, Illinois @ Thalia Hall
05/13 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
05/14 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
05/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
05/16 Fort Worth, Texas @ Tulips
05/17 Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
05/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
05/21 Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
05/22 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall

Labyrinthitis released on 3/25 via Merge. Pre-order it here.

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