Album: New Pornographers’ Dan Bejar returns as Destroyer
‘Kaputt’ constitutes Bejar’s ninth full-length as Destroyer – a body of work which includes art-rock masterpieces, ‘Streethawk: A Seduction’ (2001) and ‘Destroyer’s Rubies’ (2006).
Bejar’s staggering discography also includes work with A.C Newman and Neko Case as part Vancouver supergroup, The New Pornographers, and work with Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) as part of Swan Lake.
Appropriating the oft-maligned signifiers of the 1970s and 80s – from new wave (Simple Minds) and glam rock (Roxy Music) to smooth jazz (Kenny G) and adult contemporary (Sade) – it transcends the kitsch and emerges as a work of depth, wisdom, cynicism and hope.
Check out the surreal video for title track, “Kaputt”!
Video: Destroyer – “Kaputt”
Destroyer’s ‘Kaputt’ is out 15th April on Pod through Inertia.