“ken” contains an undeniable nostalgia infused with an anxiety and uncertainty that has come to characterize 2017.
The New Pornographers, “Whiteout Conditions”
Nothing here wants for hooks or for energy, but the songs on The New Pornographers’ seventh album all seem flat somehow.
WATCH: Live From Denmark, It’s Roskilde 2016
Guds hjælp, Folkets kærlighed, Danmarks styrke!
Four Days and Four Nights at Le Guess Who? Festival
Running wild in the streets of Utrecht, Netherlands.
In Conversation: Making Meaning With Destroyer’s Dan Bejar
Navigating the obfuscations with the bedroom-pop maestro.
WATCH: Take a Trip Through “Times Square” (via Enchanted Forest) with Destroyer
Get lost with Dan Bejar.
Destroyer, “Poison Season”
On top of those emotional juxtapositions, “Poison Season” as a whole plays to Bejar’s greatest strength: the understanding that repetition opens more doors than it closes.
WATCH: Dan Bejar Enters the Darkroom for Destroyer’s “Girl in a Sling” Video
The second single from August 28’s “Poison Season” gets dramatic.
LISTEN: Destroyer Returns With The Aptly-Bejar-Titled Track “Dream Lover”
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…