DOWNLOAD: Destroyer - Chinatown (MP3)
On January 25, Destroyer will release their ninth LP, Kaputt on Merge records.Listening to the sweet first track, "Chinatown", from Destroyer's new album (download it above), makes me sad that Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer) won't be in the house as a member of the New Pornographers at Terminal 5 on December 6th, but Neko Case will be there, and Ted Leo is opening, so you know, it will still be great. Tickets are still on sale. And I have a pair you can win. Contest details and the new Destroyer tracklist below....
These are some of the themes alluded to or avoided in the album Kaputt - and here are 22 things you might want to know about it. Straight from Dan Bejar himself, in absolutely no linear order.
Kaputt by Malaparte, which Bejar has never read- Kara Walker, specifically the lyrics she contributed to the song "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker"- Chinatown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's- Baby blue eyes - 80s Miles Davis- 90s Gil Evans- Last Tango in Paris- Nic Bragg, who played lead guitar on every song, again- Fretless bass- The hopelessness of the future of music- The pointlessness of writing songs for today- V-Drums- The superiority of poetry and plays- And what's to become of film?- The Cocaine Addict- American Communism - Downtown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's - The LinnDrum - Avalon and, more specifically, Boys and Girls - The devastated mind of JC/DC, who recorded, produced and mixed this record from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010 - The back-up vocals of certain Roy Ayers and Long John Baldry tours - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence -
Destroyer Track listing:
2. Blue Eyes
3. Savage Night at the Opera
4. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
5. Poor in Love
8. Song for America
9. Bay of Pigs (detail)
10. The Laziest River (20 minute bonus track - Vinyl only)
The New Pornographers - 2010 Tour Dates
Dec 06 New York, NY Terminal 5 w/Ted Leo
Dec 09 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Ted Leo - 2010 Tour Dates
Dec 03 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe
Dec 04 Lemoyne, PA Champion Ship
Dec 06 New York, NY Terminal 5
Dec 07 Baltimore, MD G Spot
Dec 08 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS SHOW AT TERMINAL 5: e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: New Pornographers). Include your first and last name in the email. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted with instructions. Good luck!