Destroyer announce new album, 'Ken'
Canadian band Destroyer return with new album, Ken and have also released a lyric video for their latest single, Sky's Grey - an emotive ballad which showcases the band's experimental inclinations.
Josh Wells, Destroyer's current drummer and member of Black Mountain, has produced the record in a studio that the band calls 'The Balloon Factory'. Unlike Poison Season, Ken wasn't recorded with collective continuity but had members making sporadic contributions.
Dan Bejar stated about his new album: "Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for 'The Wild Ones' (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was 'Ken'. I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It's unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe 'The Wild Ones' speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think "ken" also means 'to know'.
1. Sky's Grey
2. In the Morning
3. Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
4. Cover From the Sun
5. Saw You at the Hospital
6. A Light Travels Down the Catwalk
8. Sometimes In the World
9. Ivory Coast
10. Stay Lost
11. La Regle du Jeu
Nov 30 Brighton, UK — Patterns
Dec 01 Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
Dec 03 Dublin, IE — Button Factory
Dec 05 Glasgow, UK — CCA (270)
Dec 06 Newcastle, UK — The Cluny
Dec 07 London, UK — Scala