ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Destroyer ‘Five Spanish Songs’ EP Out 12/2, Solo Acoustic European Tour In DecemberPosted by Andrew on September 12th, 2013
We are excited to announce that Destroyer will release Five Spanish Songs EP on December 2nd through Dead Oceans in the UK and Europe, a followup to 2011′s Kaputt. The EP, consists of songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro.
Read more for info on the album including Bejar’s thoughts and info about a special UK/EU solo acoustic tour by Bejar in December after the album release.
Produced by JC/DC and recorded at their studio in Vancouver earlier this summer, ‘Five Spanish Songs’ features Nicolas Bragg, David Carswell, John Collins (also of The New Pornographers), Stephen Hamm, and Josh Wells (also of Black Mountain, Lightning Dust).
On the album, Bejar writes, “It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…”
Hear the new songs and more as Destroyer’s Dan Bejar goes on a solo acoustic tour in December. A full list of dates are below, including a London show at Bush Hall on the 2nd December.
12/1 – Le Guess Who? Festival, #Utrecht (NL) TICKETS
12/2 – Bush Hall, #London (UK) TICKETS
12/3 - Jazzhouse, #Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
12/4 – Skwer, #Warsaw (PL) TICKETS
12/5 – Hau1, #Berlin (GER) TICKETS
12/6 – Musicbox, Lisbon (POR) TICKETS
12/7 – CCVF, Guimaraes (POR) TICKETS
12/9 – Sala Apolo, Barcelona (ES) TICKETS
12/10 – Gazteszena, San Sebastian (ES) TICKETS