9910. 9910 – 109 Street | Doors at 8:00pm, show at 9:30pm. No Minors. | $25 advance. General Admission. | Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival
In 1995 Dan Bejar started Destroyer as a solo home-recording project. Since then, Bejar has carved out a niche for himself as a Canadian indie icon in perpetual motion, exploring and overturning genres such as glam, MIDI, yacht rock, folk, and even underground Spanish independent artists. After 12 full-length albums and four EPs, it’s clear that Bejar – who has also served in supergroup outfits like The New Pornographers and Swan Lake – makes it a practice to alter Destroyer’s sound drastically with each release; in Bejar’s words, “That’s kind of my goal: to start from scratch every time.”
Destroyer’s latest release ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. Pulling from a myriad of stylistic inspirations, the album is full of Bejar’s unmistakable vocal delivery and cryptic poetry.