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Watch: Destroyer - “Girl in a Sling” Video

Poison Season Out August 28 via Merge, Tour Dates Announced

Jul 08, 2015 Destroyer
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Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) has shared a video for “Girl in a Sling.” The song is taken from his forthcoming new album, Poison Season, due out August 28 on Merge in the U.S. (and via Dead Oceans in Europe). The subdued clip features Bejar singing in a darkened room and then him developing photos in an actual dark room. There are also several shots of rundown houses (perhaps those are the photos he’s developing). Destroyer has also announced some fall tour dates, which are below after the video.

David Galloway directed the video and had this to say about it in a press release: “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.”

Destroyer Tour Dates:

Sep 18 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep 19 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
Sep 21 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Sep 23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Sep 24 Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep 25 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
Sep 26 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Sep 27 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sep 29 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Sep 30 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Oct 01 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
Oct 02 Boston, MA - Royale
Oct 03 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Oct 04 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Oct 05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Oct 07 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
Oct 08 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Oct 09 Atlanta, GA - The Loft
Oct 10 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Oct 11 St. Louise, MO - The Ready Room
Oct 13 Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
Oct 14 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Oct 15 Boise, ID - Neurolux
Oct 16 Seattle, WA - The Neptune
Oct 17 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
Oct 29 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Oct 30 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 31 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Nov 01 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Nov 02 Bristol, UK - The Lantern
Nov 04 Brussels, BE - Botanique
Nov 07 Bologna, IT - Covo
Nov 08 Rome, IT - Biko
Nov 09 Luzern, CH - Sudpol
Nov 10 Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
Nov 11 St. Gallen, CH - Palace
Nov 12 Vienna, AT - Sczene
Nov 13 Munich, DE - Kammerspiele
Nov 14 Cologne, DE - Luxor
Nov 15 Berlin, DE - Lido
Nov 17 Bergen, NO - Hulen
Nov 18 Oslo, NO - Parktheatret
Nov 19 Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan
Nov 20 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
Nov 21 Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival


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