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Destroyer Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “Crimson Tide”

Have We Met Due Out January 31, 2020 via Merge

Oct 22, 2019 Photography by Ted Bois Destroyer
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Destroyer (the project of Dan Bejar) has announced a new album, Have We Met, and shared its first single, “Crimson Tide,” via a video for the track. He has also announced some tour dates. Have We Met is due out January 31, 2020 via Merge. Check out the “Crimson Tide” video below. Also below are the album’s cover art and the tour dates.

Have We Met is the follow-up to 2017’s ken, which was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017). David Galloway directed the “Crimson Tide” video, which intercuts images of Bejar performing the song in a dark room with that of some sort of story involving characters.

Galloway had this to say about the video in a press release: “Do you like the 1985 politico-dance-thriller White Nights? What about John Hughes’ controversial 1986 proleteeniat love letter to the hoi polloi, Pretty In Pink? What do these seminal films of the 1980s have to do with Destroyer’s overture to 2020, Have We Met? They are canonized not only by their groundbreaking and visionary contributions to Hollywood, they are escorted by the rarefied but much-maligned ‘movie tie-in music video.’ So this is like that, only a little bit different. I don’t know if this particular movie is a ‘movie’ in the traditional sense of the trope, and I don’t know if there will be a soundtrack. There might be a bootleg mix-tape, though.

“That movie is Ashcroft: an ambiguous short, an art-house film that explores time, memory, fruit, the landscape of the British Columbia interior, and recovery from - and into - deception. ‘Ashcroft is not a place of passive rest, but rather an intoxicating playground for excavation and manipulation’ is a quote from the filmmakers’ press release. Movies need songs (kind of) and songs need movies (videos?). This is a music video about a movie, or for a movie, or really just with a movie. The point is: they love each other. With “Crimson Tide,” Destroyer introduces listeners to yet another version of the Bejar Enigma, and ushers viewers to seats in an alternate cinematic universe. The dramatic music video that ties in to film is a lost art. Or maybe it’s just a vulgar one. Either way, there’s no rotten tomatoes here. Only rotten apples.”

Read our interview with Destroyer on ken.

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**

*w/Eleanor Freidbeger
** w/Nap Eyes

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