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WATCH // Destroyer Shares Video For “Girl in a Sling”, Album ‘Poison Season’ out August 28

Earlier today, Destroyer released the video for “Girl in a Sling” off of his upcoming album Poison Season, out August 28 on Dead Oceans Of the video, director David Galloway says:

“Bejar sings a lot about cities and girls and injury, sometimes all at the same time. Sometimes they are the same thing, as surreal novelists would have us believe. Besides, people like to see Dan sing – which he doesn’t do a lot of in this video, but he does do a little bit. We wanted to make a video that dealt with central Destroyer themes: to some, Destroyer is a lech; to some, he is an arsonist; to some, he is a savior. To me, he is the consummate comedian, but he resists that role. So we decided to go the opposite way and make something sad, something tragic, something that fits the new record. The adage “comedy equals tragedy plus time” is attributed to Carol Burnett’s mum. Or it might have been Steve Allen. Either way, I always want Dan to do physical comedy, but he resists. He’s a natural, though. He’s the Pacific Northwest’s Buster Keaton, and I hope one day to share that with the world. One day. For now, though, there’s just this sadness. This poison season.”

Pre-order Poison Season now on iTunes, Amazon, and your local indie store.

Destroyer will be hitting the road in September for a world tour. Full dates after the jump

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Coming this Fall: John Vanderslice to Co-Headline Tour with Crooked Fingers

Come October, John Vanderslice kicks off his fall tour with Merge’s Crooked Fingers. Together, they’ll co-headline dates through the eastern U.S. and the Midwest. Shows start at Raleigh’s Kings Barcade and end at Off Broadway in St. Louis. Lots of tickets will go on sale at the end of this week. Check venue websites for specifics! See all dates below.

Going to be in San Francisco on August 14? Head to Mr. Smith’s where Amoeba Music and Noise Pop present Noise Pop Record Collective Party. John Vanderslice is the [special] guest DJ and he’ll spin your records all night. Details.

10/30/12 Raleigh, NCKings Barcade *
10/31/12 Washington DCRock and Roll Hotel *
11/01/12 Philadelphia, PAJohnny Brenda’s *
11/02/12 Brooklyn, NYThe Bell House *
11/03/12 Allston, MAGreat Scott *
11/04/12 Hoboken, NJMaxwell’s *
11/07/12 Chicago, ILSchuba’s *
11/08/12 Chicago, ILSchuba’s *
11/09/12 Columbia, MOMojo’s *
11/10/12 Kansas City, MORecord Bar *
11/11/12 St. Louis, MOOff Broadway *

* = with Crooked Fingers

Destroyer Joins Dead Oceans For UK/EU/Japanese Release Of Kaputt, Announces Headline European Tour


Dead Oceans are thrilled to announce that we’re handling the UK, European and Japanese release of Destroyer’s visionary new record Kaputt, which has already proven to be a critical smash in North America.

UK physical release is June 13 (it’s out now digitally), coinciding with Destroyer’s first EU headline tour. Confirmed dates below: tickets for London Heaven on June 28 will go onsale this Friday at 9am courtesy of promoters Bird On The Wire.

Read more about Destroyer and see the upcoming EU tour dates after the jump.

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