As we announced last month, Destroyer play tomorrow night, Oct. 10 at Mercy Lounge! It took four years for band mastermind Dan Bejar to come up with a proper followup to Kaputt, his 2011 breakthrough, but Poison Season, released just last month, seems a shoo-in to make dozens of “best of 2015” lists. Tickets for the sure to be memorable show are available for $15 here. Click through for more info on Destroyer, as well as opener Jennifer Castle.
Dan Bejar has been making thorny, inscrutable music under the Destroyer name since 1996’s We’ll Build Them a Golden Bridge, but it was only with the pillowy yacht rock of 2011’s Kaputt that big audiences started catching on. Following the 2013 placeholder Five Spanish Songs, Bejar has finally released a new album, Poison Season. Aside from the Springsteen-swiping “Dream Lover,” this one sounds like nothing so much as a half-drunk Roddy McDowall singing alternate reality Disney tunes. Seeing how Bejar and his cohorts recreate these twisted, gorgeous songs in a live setting should be interesting.
Fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle released a couple of albums under the name Castlemusic before coming out as herself with 2012’s Castlemusic (yeah, it’s confusing.) Last fall she released Pink City, a strong collection of countrified chamber pop that features string arrangements from the great Owen Pallet.
Destroyer and Jennifer Castle will perform Saturday, Oct. 10 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $15.