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Destroyer share “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood” from new LP, announce 2018 tour

Destroyer Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

Destroyer‘s highly anticipated new album, ken, will be out October 20 via Merge/Dead Oceans, and they’ve just released new single “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood,” which has an almost early-’80s goth vibe. The video for that song is a series of intercut black and white stills that may remind cinephiles of something…director Karen Zolo talks a little about its famous inspiration:

I’d just had a conversation about artist Chris Marker with a friend when I was approached to make a music video for the upcoming Destroyer album. ‘You have a month.’ Okay… I had no idea what the song even sounded like, but the only idea I had was to remake Chris Marker’s La Jetée as faithfully as possible. It’s not just an homage to the great cine-poet; it’s also about the medium of film, about still photography. It would have been a billion times easier and less stressful to shoot it digitally, but it was worth it.

Dan Bejar and his Destroyer band have just announced 2018 North American tour dates with Mega Bog opening, and they’ll play NYC on January 27 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and the general on-sale begins Friday (9/15) at noon.

All dates are listed below.

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Destroyer – 2018 Tour Dates
Jan 10 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom
Jan 11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Jan 13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jan 15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Jan 16 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jan 17 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jan 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan 19 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Jan 20 Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan 21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Jan 22 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan 23 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Jan 24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Jan 27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Jan 28 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Jan 29 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Jan 30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan 31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Feb 01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Feb 02 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Feb 03 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Feb 05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Feb 06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Feb 07 Boise, ID – Olympic Venue
Feb 08 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Feb 09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

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