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

The album will be out August 28 on Merge/Dead Oceans

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 to 2011’s acclaimed Kaputt (which is one of the 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years), will be 13 tracks long, bookended by tracks entitled “Times Square, Poison Season,” part of an orchestral suite recorded live with quintet. The set is led by the advance track “Dream Lover,” an invigorating bar-rock blast with glorious E Street sax and typically fanciful Bejar lyrics (“Dream lover, I know / Someone’s idea of fun / You and me fall in some city / Lovers on the run”).

Listen to the new track below, and check out the cover and track list to Poison Season, out August 28 on Merge/Dead Oceans, as well as dates for Destroyer’s upcoming international tour.

Poison Season track list:

1. “Times Square, Poison Season”
2. “Dream Lover”
3. “Forces From Above”
4. “Hell”
5. “The River”
6. “Girl in a Sling”
7. “Times Square”
8. “Archer on the Beach”
9. “Midnight Meet the Rain”
10. “Solace’s Bride”
11. “Bangkok”
12. “Sun in the Sky”
13. “Times Square, Poison Season II”

Destroyer tour dates:

September 18 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
September 19 — San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 20 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
September 21 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
September 23 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
September 24 — Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 25 — Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
September 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
September 27 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
September 29 — Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
September 30 — Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
October 1 — Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
October 2 — Boston, MA @ Royale
October 3 — Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
October 4 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 5 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 7 — Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
October 8 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
October 9 — Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
October 10 — Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
October 11 — St. Louise, MO @ The Ready Room
October 13 — Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
October 14 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 15 — Boise, ID @ Neurolux
October 16 — Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
October 17 — Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
October 30 — London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
October 31 — Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
November 1 — Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
November 2 — Bristol, UK @ The Lantern
November 4 — Brussels, BE @ Botanique
November 7 — Bologna, IT @ Covo
November 8 — Rome, IT @ Biko
November 9 — Luzern, CH @ Sudpol
November 10 — Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
November 11 — St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
November 12 — Vienna, AT @ Sczene
November 13 — Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
November 14 — Cologne, DE @ Luxor
November 15 — Berlin, DE @ Lido
November 17 — Bergen, NO @ Hulen
November 18 — Oslo, NO @ Parktheatret
November 19 — Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
November 20 — Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
November 21 — Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival