Eleanor Friedberger shares covers of Destroyer’s “The River” and “Hell”
When Destroyer played Brooklyn Steel in March, just before all shows got canceled because of the coronavirus, Dan Bejar brought out Eleanor Friedberger (who had been the opener earlier on the tour) to sing lead on Destroyer's "Hell" and "The River," both of which are from Poison Season. It turns out Eleanor had actually planned to release an EP of Destroyer covers before the tour, but then didn't. "There were too many favorites from Poison Season and it seemed like it would be an unfair, and slightly creepy amount of attention to that one album! But I did make some demos," Eleanor writes on Bandcamp where she's shared those demos for "Hell" and "The River." "It was such a thrill to sing these songs with the band, and Dan was so generous to let me hog the stage. I wish we could be in the dressing room, drinking again, tonight." Listen to both, below.