LISTEN: Destroyer Returns With The Aptly-Bejar-Titled Track “Dream Lover”

Pour a glass of red, make sure your white linen shirts are pressed and crisp, and prepare for Poison Season.

For his last record, 2011 highlight Kaputt, Dan Bejar took Destroyer into new-wave sheen and sax solo heaven. Since then, he got back together with his Canadian clan The New Pornographers for last year’s revelrous Brill Bruisers. By the sound of it, Bejar’s not done with the party quite yet.

“Dream Lover,” the first track from Destroyer’s just-announced new record Poison Season, has all the brassy and sax-y trademarks of the band’s repertoire, and if we weren’t so keen to Bejar’s temperament, we might think this was a celebratory affair. “Oh, shit, here comes the sun,” he reminds us. Naturally.

Poison Season will be out August 28 on Destroyer’s longtime label Merge.

Poison Season track list

destroyer-poisonseason1. 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

Shortly after the record release, Bejar hits the road for a North American tour.

Destroyer tour dates

September
18 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
23 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
24 – Dallas, TX – Trees
25 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
26 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
27 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
29 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

October
01 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
02 – Boston, MA – Royale
03 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
05 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
10 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11 – St. Louise, MO – The Ready Room
13 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
15 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
16 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
17 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

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