Destroyer

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Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following:

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for "The Wild Ones" (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was "Ken." I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It's unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe "The Wild Ones" speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think "ken" also means "to know."

ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a "band" record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.

Tour Dates

09/21/2018
Fremantle (WA) - Mojos

09/22/2018
Hyden (WA) - Wave Rock Weekender

09/23/2018
Brisbane (QLD) - Brisbane Festival

09/25/2018
Adelaide (SA) - The Gov

09/27/2018
Melbourne (VIC) - Howler

09/28/2018
Sydney (NSW) - Oxford Art Factory

09/30/2018
Wollongong (NSW) - Yours & Owls Festival

10/05/2018
Edmonton (AB) - Up+Downtown Music and Arts Festival

10/17/2018
Evanston (IL) - SPACE

10/19/2018
Hamden (CT) - Space Ballroom

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