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Watch: Destroyer - “Times Square” Video

Poison Season Out Tomorrow via Merge

Aug 27, 2015 Destroyer
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Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar) is releasing his new album, Poison Season, tomorrow (August 28) on Merge in the U.S. (and via Dead Oceans in Europe). Previously we had heard Poison Season tracks “Dream Lover,” “Girl in a Sling” (via its video), and “Times Square.” And last week the whole album was streaming. Now there’s a video for “Times Square.” It’s part weird stop-motion clip and part close ups of Bejar singing the song. And of course the actual Times Square briefly shows up at one point, but Bejar gets extra points for not taking the easy way out and filming the whole video in Times Square.

In fact, the initial idea was to shoot at the New York landmark. “We ended up just wandering around New York ‘til 3 AM and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really,” says director Shayne Ehman in a press release. And so Ehman took inspiration from the song’s lyrics instead. “I needed to get outside and shoot in natural light in order to serve as a sort of conduit for those ‘forces of nature in love…’ which seem to rule the song,” Ehman says. “I let the sun do its thing and let the earth do it’s thing and watched time unfold. I watched the clouds unfold and unpack and packup. I was at their mercy, completely.”

Check out the video below, followed by Destroyer’s upcoming tour dates. Also be sure to pick up Under the Radar’s current print issue to read our interview with Destroyer about 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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