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JUNO Awards 2016 Nominations: Justin Bieber, Drake, Majical Cloudz, and More

The JUNO Awards, Canada's version of the Grammy Awards, have announced the nominations for their 2016 iteration, including Destroyer, Viet Cong, Justin Bieber, Majical Cloudz,…
Brennan Carley / February 2, 2016

SPIN’s Best #LongReads of 2015

A manic-depressive punk who still believes in the redemptive powers of rock'n'roll and refuses to compromise his vision. A young R&B star climbing the ranks…
SPIN Staff / December 24, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Destroyer’s ‘Times Square’ Video Is Full of Woodland Claymation Monsters

Times Square, the subject of Destroyer's forthcoming Poison Season cut "Times Square," is just the worst. Dan Bejar's actual song is beautiful and elegant, but the…
James Grebey / August 27, 2015

Review: Destroyer Humanizes Times Square and Follows Your Rose on ‘Poison Season’

There seems to be some misunderstanding about how difficult Dan Bejar is to understand. A decade-plus worth of press clippings label the man…
Marc Hogan / August 24, 2015

Stream New Albums From Beach House, Destroyer, and Yo La Tengo

Happy Thursday! As happens every week, NPR's First Listen is streaming albums due the following Friday, and August 28 is the release date for three highly…
Harley Brown / August 20, 2015

Destroyer Plays the Tourist on Sax-Tinged ‘Times Square’

Destroyer, a.k.a. renowned wordsmith Dan Bejar, will release his new album, Poison Season, on August 28 via Merge/Dead Oceans. Ahead of that, he's shared a third…
Rachel Brodsky / August 12, 2015

The SPIN Interview: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar

Twenty or so years ago, Dan Bejar was, as he puts it, "a f**k up" — a nondescript twentysomething, little money to his name and plenty…
Kyle McGovern / August 3, 2015

Destroyer Announce New Album ‘Poison Season,’ Share First Song ‘Dream Lover’

Destroyer, the longtime project of singer/songwriter/New Pornographer Dan Bejar, will be releasing their first album in four years this August. Poison Season, the follow up…
Andrew Unterberger / May 21, 2015

Merge 25 Festival: Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Mould, Wye Oak, and More

As previously reported, influential indie-rock label Merge Records will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a weekend-spanning festival running July 23 through 26. Today they announced…
Mike Ayers / March 19, 2014

See Destroyer Coo ‘Bye Bye’ From a Chicken Farm

Destroyer returns on November 25 with Five Spanish Songs — the Vancouver rock experimentalist's unexpected en español follow-up to his wooly soft-jazz full-band 2011 effort Kaputt. Last…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2013

Listen to Destroyer’s Spanish-Language Stomper ‘El Rito’

Dan Bejar has another Destroyer EP on the way, but this one may be more direct than his last couple of extended players. Especially if…
Jordan Sargent / October 7, 2013

To the Moon and Beyond: Spencer Krug’s Giant Leap

"I sound like a real dick right now," says Spencer Krug. The avant-rock whirlwind is smoking a pre-show cigarette and chatting on the phone from…
Alyssa Noel / June 13, 2012

Destroyer, ‘Kaputt’ (Merge)

Snarl and murmur would seem to be mutually exclusive, but Destroyer's Dan Bejar manages to do both simultaneously. Long on cryptic references (you mean you…
David Menconi / January 25, 2011

New Albums: Iron & Wine, Wanda Jackson + 19 More!

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / January 25, 2011

Conor Oberst, Spoon to Play Merge’s 20th Anniversary Fest

Superchunk members Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance's North Carolina label Merge Records is celebrating 20 years of kicking out the jams with a five-day bash…
Larry Fitzmaurice / April 3, 2009