ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Destroyer Announces ‘Poison Season’ Out 8/28, World Tour

Hey Destroyer fans, it’s Poison Season. Vancouver’s Dan Bejar returns with a new full-length and world tour. Poison Season opens swathed in Hunky Dory strings as Bejar channels a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters – Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack – simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This Bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record – first as swaying saxophone-stoked “street-rock” and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. Check out lead single “Dream Lover” above.

“The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet. I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-’70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. Couldn’t really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle.” – Dan Bejar

In addition, Destroyer will concurrently release a two-song 12-inch as a companion to the new album. It includes a remix of “Forces From Above” along with the orchestral “Times Square, Poison Season,” a song that gave rise to several tracks on the new album, as detailed below. Pre-order HERE

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

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

DESTROYER TOUR DATES
[all dates + tix links: deadoceans.com/tour]
9/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
9/19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
9/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
9/21 Phoenix, AZ –Crescent Ballroom
9/23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
9/24 Dallas, TX – Trees
9/25 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
9/26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
9/27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
9/29 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
9/30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
10/1 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
10/2 Boston, MA – Royale
10/3 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/4 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/5 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/7 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
10/8 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/9 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
10/10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/11 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
10/13 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
10/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/16 Seattle, WA – The Neptune
10/17 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
10/30 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
10/31 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
11/ 01 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/ 02 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
11/ 04 Brussels, BE – Botanique
11/ 07 Bologna, IT – Convo
11/ 08 Rome, IT – Biko
11/ 09 Lizern, CH – Sudpool
11/ 10 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
11/ 11 St. Gallen, CH – Palas
11/ 12 Vienna, AT – Sczene
11/ 13 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
11/ 14 Cologne, DE – Luxor
11/ 15 Berlin, DE – Lido
11/ 17 Bergen, NO – Hulen
11/ 18 Oslo, NO – Parktheatret
11/ 19 Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
11/ 20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
11/ 21 Utrecth, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival

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