Destroyer's Dan Bejar (photo by Fabiola Carranza, courtesy Dead Oceans, PR)
Destroyer is the project of Canadian musician Dan Bejar, who is also in The New Pornographers. Bejar has been releasing music under the Destroyer moniker for nearly twenty years now and has drawn from a variety of musical influences to create cohesive albums that sound notably distinct from each other.
His latest album, Poison Season, is an intensely reflective analysis of city life. The expansive album features unexpectedly cinematic stylings with arrangements influenced by rock, jazz, and chamber music, topped with a beat poetry narrative. Bejar describes it as “a strange mashup of 20th century classical and Destroyer at the Sands” — a reference to Frank Sinatra’s live album.
I recently got a chance to talk with Dan Bejar about the new Destroyer album and during this episode of FUV Live, we’ll hear that conversation as well as some live performances of the new music.