|Dan Bejar's musical project Destroyer is ramping up for some busy times in the next few months ... with the release of a new single titled Archer on the Beach on November 2, and now the news of a new full length album titled Kaputt on January 25 on Merge Records.
Pitchfork reports that Kaputt is going to be 9 songs deep, and has many influences, which was conveyed in a Destroyer press release. Rawkblog has an MP3 of the track "Chinatown," from the new album, performed live last year
"Kaputt by Malaparte, which Bejar has never read… Kara Walker, specifically the lyrics she contributed to the song 'Suicide Demo for Kara Walker'… Chinatown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's… Baby blue eyes… 80s Miles Davis… 90s Gil Evans… Last Tango in Paris… Nic Bragg, who played lead guitar on every song, again… Fretless bass… The hopelessness of the future of music… The pointlessness of writing songs for today… V-Drums… The superiority of poetry and plays… And what's to become of film?… The Cocaine Addict… American Communism… Downtown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's… The LinnDrum… Avalon and, more specifically, Boys and Girls… The devastated mind of JC/DC, who recorded, produced and mixed this record from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010… The back-up vocals of certain Roy Ayers and Long John Baldry tours… Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence…" reads the litany of influences from Pitchfork.
As for the single, "Archer on the Beach" with "Grief Point" is a 12-inch vinyl release with limited run of 1,000 copies.
Destroyer: Kaputt Track List
02 Blue Eyes
03 Savage Night at the Opera
04 Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
05 Poor in Love
08 Song for America
09 Bay of Pigs (Detail)