Destroyer

Review: Destroyer Changes Costumes Once Again on the Alluring ken

Every Destroyer album is defined by a mélange of stylistic quirks that are distinctly bottled up in Dan Bejar’s vocal takes, and amount to what makes…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 20, 2017

Stream Destroyer’s New Album ken

Two years since his last LP, Dan Bejar is back with a new album as Destroyer. Titled ken, the album includes singles "Cover From the…
Rob Arcand / October 19, 2017

Destroyer – “Cover From the Sun”

Destroyer has dropped a new song "Cover From the Sun," a rollicking number that follows up "Sky's Grey" and "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood." The new cut will appear on…
Brian Josephs / October 18, 2017

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar Remains the Smartest and Possibly Drunkest Guest at the Party

Destroyer songs don’t lend themselves to easy black-and-white interpretation. Over the last two decades, Dan Bejar has assembled a beguiling and…
Andy Cush / October 17, 2017

Destroyer – “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”

Destroyer has released "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood," the second advance track from the excellent forthcoming album ken. Dan Bejar also costars in a video for the song, which director Karen Zolo…
Anna Gaca / September 13, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Destroyer’s “Sky’s Grey” Is an Appropriately Oblique Return for Dan Bejar

"Sky's Grey," the first dispatch from Destroyer since 2015, opens with the sound of a chintzy old drum machine with its tempo knob turned all the…
Andy Cush / August 8, 2017

Destroyer Announces New Album ken, Releases “Sky’s Grey”

The psychedelic-voiced Dan Bejar returns this fall with his 12th solo album as Destroyer. ken is out October 20 from Merge, following up 2015's Poison Season. Our first taste…
Anna Gaca / August 8, 2017

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
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