‘Chinatown’ by Destroyer

Dan Bejar, Destroyer

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For the last couple weeks I’ve had Destroyer’s new album Kaputt on repeat. If you’re not familiar with Destroyer before it’s just one guy, Dan Bejar, who’s also a part of the bands The New Pornographers and Swan Lake. Not only that but this is his ninth album so far, his first album coming out in 1996. To say that the guy has been busy would be an understatement.

I decided to post the first track off the album, I felt it was the best way into this album. The song is called Chinatown and is sincerely retro. It’s like the 80’s exploded on this song, but in my opinion, in the best way possible. The horns blaring, the electronic dreams and synths streaming in… It’s a really ethereal song and a great start to an amazing album, which comes out tomorrow on Merge Records.


January 24, 2011