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Destroyer Announces New Album 'ken', stream a track

Destroyer has announced the release of 'ken' and you can stream a rtack below. Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following:

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.”

ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a “band” record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.

ken will also be available  as a Deluxe LP: Pressed on opaque yellow vinyl and includes a bonus 7-inch single on black vinyl that contains solo acoustic versions of the album tracks “A Light Travels Down the Catwalk” and “Stay Lost.” Includes lyric insert.

Destroyer is also happy to share a run of European tour dates this winter. See full run of dates below.

Track Listing

1 Sky’s Grey

2 In the Morning

3 Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

4 Cover From the Sun

5 Saw You at the Hospital

6 A Light Travels Down the Catwalk

7 Rome

8 Sometimes In the World

9 Ivory Coast

10 Stay Lost

11 La Regle du Jeu

UK/EU Tour Dates

11/12 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel

11/13 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall

11/14 - Oslo, NO - John Dee

11/15 - Stockholm, SE - Fasching

11/16 - Copenhagen, DN - Vega

11/16 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg

11/19 - Dusseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival

11/21 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik

11/22 - Montpellier, FR - Le Rockstore

11/23 - San Sebastian, ES - Teatro Victoria Eugenia

11/25 - Madrid, ES - Teatro Barcelo

11/26 - Valencia, ES - La Rambleta

11/27 - Barcelona, ES - Sala Bikini

11/29 - Lille, FR - L’ Aeronef

11/30 - Brighton, UK - Patterns

12/01 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

12/03 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory

12/05 - Glasgow, UK - CCA (270)

12/06 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny

12/07 - London, UK - Scala

12/08 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain

12/09 - Amsterdam, NE - Paradiso Noord

12/10 - Brussels, BE - Botanique Brussels

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