September 20, 2002
Destroyer Tour Dates

Craig D. Lindsey of has this to say about the latest album, due out in a few weeks:

"On 'This Night' (Merge), Destroyer--aka Dan Bejar plus lots of other Canadians--picks up where his last secret Goth missive left off, but this time, his hipster Edward Gorey tunes have more bite; the tunes here are fractured, beautiful, honest, and in that great way that is missing from the rock-is-back deal, authentically messed up in a tradition in keeping with Chilton, Robyn Hitchcock and yes, girls, T. Rex."

More bite?! T-Rex?! Holy Fucking Christ!

10.22 * Albuquerque, NM * Launch Pad
10.23 * Boulder, CO * Fox Theater
10.24 * Lawrence, KS * The Bottleneck
10.25 * St.Louis, MO * Off Broadway
10.26 * Chicago, IL * Abbey Pub
10.27 * Cleveland, OH * Beachland Ballroom
10.28 * Hoboken, NJ * Maxwell's
10.29 * Boston, MA * Paradise * w/ Black Heart Procession
10.30 * Philadelphia, PA * Theatre of Living Arts * w/ Black Heart Procession
11.01 * Washington, DC * Black Cat * w/ Black Heart Procession
11.02 * New York City, NY * Knitting Factory * Merge CMJ night! w/Crooked
Fingers, Radar Bros., Portastatic, Britt Daniel and more!
11.04 * Atlanta, GA * Echo Lounge
11.05 * New Orleans, LA * The Parish / House of Blues
11.06 * Houston, TX * Mary Jane's * w/ K from Ida
11.07 * Austin, TX * Emo's
11.08 * Dallas, TX * Gypsy Tea Room
11.09 * Tulsa, OK * Hercules Motor Co.
11.12 * Los Angeles * Spaceland
11.13 * San Francisco, CA * Bottom of the Hill
11.15 * Portland, OR * Blackbird
11.16 * Seattle, WA * Crocodile Cafe
11.17 * Victoria, BC * Thursdays

Posted by at September 20, 2002 12:40 PM

Fucking A-9. T. Rex. Just want I wanted to hear.

Posted by: D on September 20, 2002 04:19 PM .

On a scale of one to ten, this album rates 36299134389588 and I won't stop listening to it for a long time to come. I want to say it 'makes my heart feel sick like fish when they're frying' (but I'd mean this in the best possible sense): "And now it's in my royal blood to vote and vote and vote on things that never change... Gods give and gods give our gifts away... Sired to the House of Lords on the day they declared it bankrupt and now conquered lands pay tribute to the shifts of your skirt, children at play get hurt, and wars are won from a foxhole..."

But what is absolutely killing me, and what I will soon be unable to get out of the loop in my mind's ear is the melody behind the phrase "I was looking good on the day that you fell for the way I looked", and later, the sound of sincerity in his voice when he sings of someone looking for a union: "I have seen it in your eyes", which of course reads like nothing, but sounds like the answer to the question 'where has all the music gone?'

Who cares where it went already? It's here, so we don't have to ask about that anymore.

Posted by: on October 10, 2002 06:12 PM .

Does anyone know what Destroyer's official website is?

Thank you!

Posted by: Claire on April 26, 2004 08:39 AM .

Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. Yes is the answer.
-- Swami X

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