watch Destroyer cover Lou Reed’s “Ecstasy” at Brooklyn Steel
"I'm gonna try and read this Lou Reed poem," Dan Bejar said mid-set at Brooklyn Steel, fumbling with a couple sheets of paper as the rest of Destroyer started playing behind him. It was a cover of "Ecstasy," the title track off Lou's 2000 solo album. Dan's half-sung-half-spoken style is perfect for Lou's words, and the band -- with JP Carter's ethereal, treated trumpet style --made it sound majestic. Destroyer had first covered it on the Boston stop of their tour the night before, but doing it Lou's home (and doing it just a few days after his birthday) felt special. Watch video of that below.
Stay tuned for a full report and pictures from Destroyer's Brooklyn Steel show.