Destroyer announces new album, shares new single and tour dates

Destroyer announces new album, shares new single and tour dates
Roll Tide!? (Photo: Ted Bois)

I knew it! I knew there was something up. I could feel it in my waters when I woke up this morning. At first, I thought it was the seven Wild Cherry Pepsis I shotgunned before bed (I like the dreams they yield, is all!). But no, this was something more. Some wind-whiff of excitement coming from the west. The west of Canada. The west of British Columbia. In a town that, as fate would have it, was once known as Gastown. But I digress…

Never doubt your waters. Today Merge Records announced that Vancouver’s Dan Bejar — who has been playing and recording as Destroyer for the past 25 years — has a new album ready for mass consumption in 2020 — AND a new single available for enjoyment TODAY! And there’s new year dates scheduled as well! Something tells me I won’t be needing any Wild Cherrys tonight; these daydreams are satisfying and sugar-free.

Bejar is one of the most adept songwriters of our generation, so this kind of news is a welcome thing. The new Destroyer album, Have We Met, is out January 31 on Merge, but you can check out it’s opening bang with the synth-solid single “Crimson Tide” today. The video for “Crimson Tide” was directed by David Galloway and David Ehrenreich and it can be viewed below.

North American tour dates — some with Eleanor Friedberger and some with Nap Eyes — have been set for February and March of next year, all of which can be peeped below as well.

Pop your can here and here to pre-order Have We Met on CD, LP, and seafoam green Peak Vinyl.


Have We Met tracklisting:

01. Crimson Tide
02. Kinda Dark
03. It Just Doesn’t Happen
04. The Television Music Supervisor
05. The Raven
06. Cue Synthesizer
07. University Hill
08. Have We Met
09. The Man in Black’s Blues
10. foolssong

Destroyer on tour:

02.21.20 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater #
02.22.20 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall #
02.23.20 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater #
02.24.20 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress #
02.26.20 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
02.27.20 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada #
02.28.20 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater #
02.29.20 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club #
03.01.20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall #
03.02.20 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx #
03.04.20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House $
03.05.20 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount $
03.06.20 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair $
03.07.20 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel $
03.08.20 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts $
03.09.20 - Washington, DC - Black Cat $
03.11.20 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle $
03.12.20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West $
03.13.20 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge $
03.14.20 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill $
03.15.20 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room $
03.16.20 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater $
03.17.20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
03.19.20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos $
03.20.20 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre $

# with Eleanor Friedberger
$ with Nap Eyes

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