Destroyer shares his latest single ‘Times Square’, taken from what is already one of this year’s most critically acclaimed records, Poison Season, out worldwide August 28. Whereas previous singles two singles ‘Dream Lover’ and ‘Girl In A Sling’ were raucous and pensive, respectively – ‘Times Square’ takes a sexier turn.
With a Lou Reed referencing guitar strum intro that leads you slowly into an explosion of sound – the saxophone, piano tinkering, heavy drums that somehow feel at ease within this wide collection of sounds – it’s easy to tell why Dan Bejar states that this was the most natural song to write.
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Perhaps this is the reason why the music so greatly personifies what the lyrics are about – the raw, unfiltered emotions of stepping onto New York soil for the first time. Fear, wonder, apprehension and excitement, it’s difficult not to fall in love with it, or as the song states more specifically ‘fall in love with Times Square’.
Destroyer will be embarking on a worldwide tour this Autumn, including London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
All dates are listed below.
Destroyer on tour:
(UK shows in Bold)
Oct 30 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 31 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Oct 29 – 31st Pitchfork Festival Paris
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
Destroyer – Poison Season
August 28, 2015 – Merge (US)/ Dead Oceans (EU)