Destroyer Previews “Dream Lover” From New Album + Tour Dates

Destroyer has released a track off his upcoming full-length LP, Poison Season, and it sounds like…well…like we have a lot to look forward to vis-à-vis Dan Bejar. “Dream Lover,” track number two off the album, gallops in much the same way a Bruce Springsteen anthem gallops, with horns ringing out over a driving bottom end and a piano riff that sounds not unlike that of “Teenage Wasteland.”

Bejar’s characteristically subdued, Bowie-ish vocals make an odd but happy pairing as he repeats “Oh shit, here comes the sun” over the melee of drums and sax. Yes, aspiring to light out in the lonely gloom before dawn, your engines roaring on, is not the sole provenance of blue collar kids from Jersey; Vancouver has highways too.

Speaking of being on the road, Destroyer will be kicking off his world in support of Poison Season starting in California in September. See the dates below and pre-order Poison Season here. The album is out 8.28.15 on Merge (US)/Dead Oceans (EU).

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 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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