Fresh Destroyer -- music from Dan Bejar and the band a.k.a. Destroyer! It's the song “El Rito” from the upcoming EP Five Spanish Songs. The EP features music from Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro, the new song is lively and fresh-sounding. The EP has a release date of Nov. 26, and the Destroyer tour starts at the beginning of the month.
Dan the man laid out the motivation behind the release:
“It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…”