Destroyer Shares New Single/Video “Cue Synthesizer”

Posted on 01/08/2020

Today, Destroyer shares “Cue Synthesizer,” the latest single from the upcoming album, Have We Met, out on January 31st on Merge Records. The news also arrives before tours of North America and Europe later in the year.

Described by Dan Bejar as “maybe the most audacious piece of music Destroyer’s laid to tape,” “Cue Synthesizer” adds a bit of humor to the bandleader’s trademark wordplay. “Cue synthesizer, cue guitar,” he commands over a build-up of instrumentation. Self-aware and much more relaxed, the groover is unlike anything heard from Have We Met so far.

Likewise, the single’s visuals set it further apart from the album’s earlier singles. A hooded crew of warehouse workers go about encasing their environment in plastic wrap. “The idea of the world is no good,” Bejar sings from the security of his car, also coated in the icy blue covering. Frigid and isolating, the coating protects its contents from an equally bleak existence.

The video follows Have We Met’s previous singles “It Just Doesn’t Happen” and “Crimson Tide.” Preceding Destroyer albums including KaputtPoison Season, and ken likewise received critical acclaim. To accompany the new album, Destroyer hits the road next month for a tour of North America, followed by later spring dates in Europe.

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Destroyer Tour Dates:
Feb 21 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Feb 22 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Feb 26 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Feb 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Feb 29 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Mar 01 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Mar 02 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
Mar 04 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Mar 05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Mar 06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Mar 07 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Mar 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Mar 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Mar 11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Mar 13 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Mar 15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Mar 16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Mar 17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Mar 19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Mar 20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Apr 17 Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaïque Festival
Apr 18 Genk, BE – Little Waves Festival
Apr 19 Zurich, CH – Plaza
Apr 20 Milano, IT – Ohibo
Apr 21 Nürnberg, DE – Z-bau
Apr 22 Prague, CZ – The Archa Theatre
Apr 24 Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
Apr 25 Leipzig, DE – Ut Connewitz
Apr 26 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Apr 27 Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan
Apr 28 Oslo, NO – Blå
Apr 29 Lund, SE – Meijerit
Apr 30 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
May 02 Schorndorf, DE – Manafaktur
May 03 Antwerp, DE – Trix
May 04 Paris, FR – Cafe de la Danse
May 05 London, UK – Village Underground
May 06 Glasgow, UK – Drygate
May 07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club