Promoting their latest album “Have We Met” Vancouver’s Destroyer will be coming to a sold out Turf Club on 2/29. You may catch some last minute tickets HERE
Dan Bejar initially conceived of Have We Met, his 13th album as Destroyer out January 31, 2020 as a Y2K album. He was already active during the era but not heard overhead in a cafe or salon, which is perhaps what the idea of the Y2K sound evokes nearly two decades later. Bejar assigned frequent producer and bandmate John Collins the role of layering synth and rhythm sections over demos with the period-specific Björk, Air, and Massive Attack in mind, but he soon realized the sonic template was too removed from Destroyer’s own, and the idea of a concept was silly anyway.
They will be supported by one of my personal favorites NYC’s Elearnor Friedberger. Acclaimed artist Eleanor Friedberger released her fourth solo album, Rebound, on Frenchkiss Records on May 4, 2018. In contrast to her 2016 lauded album New View, which Eleanor arranged and recorded with her touring band, Rebound was recorded mostly by Eleanor alone with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper. The resulting album is an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.