Destroyer Returns With Catchy Yet Ominous ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’

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Destroyer, the experimental rock project by Dan Bejar, released the first song from its forthcoming album, Labyrinthitis, out on March 25 via Merge. “Tintoretto, It’s for You” is propelled by a chilling piano-and-drum arrangement that rises and falls around Bejar’s eerie incantations (“Do you remember the mythic beast?”). The album is available for preorder here.

In the accompanying music video for “Tintoretto,” the mysticism of Bejar’s lyrics is felt in the video direction by David Galloway. The video shows scenes of everyday neighborhood sights, contrasted with moody lighting portray a tone of familiar isolation, reminiscent of early lockdown when the album was written and produced by Bejar and his frequent collaborator, John Collins. 

“I had an idea of writing a couple of lines on the idea of ‘mystery’ and ‘goin nowhere,’ as they are two of my favorite themes,” Bejar said in a statement. “That and the Grim Reaper and being pursued by some silent, unnamable thing that constantly lurks one foot to the left of you. Especially as the world’s decay becomes increasingly less abstract. Also wanted to write on the romance of terror.”

Labyrinthitis is the follow-up to Destroyer’s 2020 album, Have We Met and an accompanying behind-the-scenes tour documentary that Bejar directed. The band has announced a North American tour that will begin this April in Bejar’s hometown of Vancouver. 

Destroyer Tour Dates 

Apr 22 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Apr 23 Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre
Apr 24 Boise, ID – The Olympic
Apr 26 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Apr 27 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
Apr 28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Apr 29 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Apr 30 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
May 02 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 04 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
May 05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 07 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 08 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 09 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
May 10 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 11 Detroit, MI – El Club
May 12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 13 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 14 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
May 15 Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
May 16 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
May 17 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
May 21 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
May 22 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

 

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