ANNOUNCE // Destroyer Announces “My Mystery” 12-inch + Remix by DJ, Extensive European + Asian Tour

In autumn 2015, Destroyer released Poison Season — a treasure trove of mid-’70s Bowie-esque thumpers, string-laden laments and E Street horns—to universal acclaim, following it up with a mammoth 8-piece band tour around North America and Europe. Recorded in the same sessions as Poison Season, the song “My Mystery” was a huge favorite yet somehow felt like it didn’t quite fit on the album. So we are pleased to be able to share it now in advance of Destroyer’s forthcoming tours of Europe and Southeast Asia. A limited 12-inch will be released on 6 May.

Says Bejar: “We recorded a song called “My Mystery” a year and a half ago. Kind of a light number, vaguely danceable. Wistful, looking back not unfondly on time spent and dull misadventures had within the dead-as-a-doornail music industry. And the feeling of where it leaves you, like a rat in the middle of the ocean, though not as harsh as that; as if rats could swim an ocean’s length.

Then one day DJ called me up and said, “You got any shit for me?”…

So here it is, the video that features the remix by DJ (who also plays in the live band and has remixed Destroyer on prior singles). Shot in Mexico City, by Nicloas Bragg, the director says, “‘An ideal city must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery…’ -Luis Barragan. Night falls on CDMX and Destroyer dreams of chasing architects along the oval horse track surrounding Parque Mexico. Old dogs, old men and old Bejar stray into the mesh of fountains, facades and blood orange flumes. “My Mystery” captures our last hours in Mexico City. Taco stands and mezcal bars point the way — all while people keep death in their wine-sloshed eyes. “

Destroyer will be playing their debut shows in Asia this April in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand and will be back in Europe for more dates this coming June. All dates are listed below!

16 April: Beijing, CN – Yugong Yishan
17 April: Shanghai, CN – Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
20 April: Seoul, KR – V-Hall
22 April: Taipei, TW – The Wall
23 April: Bangkok, TH – Live RCA2 June: Barcelona, ES – Primavera
3 June: Nimes, FR – This Is Not a Love Song
4 June: Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
5 June: Mannheim, DE – Maifeld Derby Festival
6 June: Dornbir, AT – Conrad Sohm
7 June: Rome, IT – Teatro Quirinetta
8 June: Marina di Ravenna, IT – Beaches Brew
10 June: Porto, PT – Primavera
11 June: St Gallen, CH – Palace
12 June: Liege, BE – Reflektor
14 June: Rockhal, Luxembourg, LUX
15 June: London, UK – Oval Space
16 June: Ghent, BE – DOK
17 June: Luzern, CH – B-Sides
18 June: Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
19 June: Erlangen, DE – E-Werk
20 June: Leipzig, DE – Werk 2
22 June: Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
23 June: Kosice, SK – Tabacka
24 June: Bialystok, PL – Halfway Festival
26 June: Oslo, NO – Piknik i Parken
27 June: Goteborg, SE – Pustervik
29 June: Hamburg, DE – Knust
30 June: Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival

Read what the critics have to say about Poison Season, the album:

The Guardian – “…such a striking and involving piece of work. In fact, it’s Bejar’s best. The only bad news for the man himself is that he’s just raised expectations even higher.” – **** Album of the Week

Record Collector: “The guy’s sitting down among all the noise around him; it’s a perfect example of the considered, measured chaos and wilful determination evident across Poison Season; a mere nano-second of perfection on an album riddled with such moments” **** Album of the Month

London In Stereo – “Bejar’s second consecutive, radically different masterpiece” – Album of the month

The Skinny – “How do you follow a masterpiece? You go ahead and make another” – Album of the month
Uncut -“The prolific Canadian’s latest blaze of glory” – 8/10

Uncut – “The prolific Canadian’s latest blaze of glory” – 8/10

Mojo – “Sometime New Pornographer overthrows rote indie rock on this best LP yet” ****

Q – “Bejar’s gifts are abundant” – ****

DIY – “The gloomy grandeur that Bejar has imagined is all encompassing. It’s novelistic. It’s smart. Of course it is, it’s a Destroyer album.” – ****

NME – “Bejar’s dismantled the old Destroyer, but he’s built something wonderfully disorienting in its stead” – 8/10

Music OMH – “Poison Season is another excellent Destroyer album, packed with songs that are graceful, beautiful” ****

Clash – “home to a set of beautifully realised songs” – 7/10

Loud & Quiet – “Dan Bejar remains indie rock’s last great shapeshifter” – 7/10

The Quietus – “No Destroyer record is ever the same as the last and here the Vancouverite can be found teasing magic out of the darkness at the edge”

The 405 – “One of twentieth-century indie’s most compelling voice”