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The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while…
Stereogum | June 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Destroyer Have We Met

Over the years, the malleability of Destroyer has become one of the project's most consistent and rewarding qualities. There are throughlines, of course, most importantly…
Ryan Leas | January 30, 2020 - 10:00 am

Interview

Cue Fake Drums: Dan Bejar On Destroyer’s Have We Met

It’s been said before, quite possibly about every album Destroyer’s released in the past 15 years, but the latest, Have We Met, is a very…
Patrick Lyons | January 23, 2020 - 10:00 am

More Destroyer stories

Destroyer’s “Foolssong” Video Is A Powerful Image Of Isolation

Dan Bejar's Destroyer released the great album Have We Met earlier this year, and they were on tour when the pandemic hit. (Our own Ryan…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2020 - 10:50 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “Hell” & “The River” (Destroyer Covers)

Before live music -- remember that? -- became a purely hypothetical endeavor, Eleanor Friedberger opened a few shows on Dan Bejar's tour in support of…
Peter Helman | April 10, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Watch Destroyer Cover Lou Reed’s “Ecstasy” In Brooklyn

Dan Bejar is currently on the road touring behind his latest Destroyer release, the great Have We Met. And let me tell you, if you…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2020 - 10:23 am

Interview

Cue Fake Drums: Dan Bejar On Destroyer’s Have We Met

It’s been said before, quite possibly about every album Destroyer’s released in the past 15 years, but the latest, Have We Met, is a very…
Patrick Lyons | January 23, 2020 - 10:00 am

Dan Bejar Details Scrapped Recording Sessions With David Berman

When David Berman returned as Purple Mountains last year, it was his first release in over a decade. And in the months surrounding that album,…
Ryan Leas | January 14, 2020 - 11:58 am

Destroyer – “Cue Synthesizer” Video

At the end of this month, Dan Bejar is releasing a new Destroyer record. It's called Have We Met, and serves as a followup 2017's…
Keely Quinlan | January 8, 2020 - 10:01 am

Destroyer – “It Just Doesn’t Happen” Video

Dan Bejar is blessing the world with a new Destroyer album called Have We Met on the final day of January. October's impeccable lead single…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2019 - 10:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | October 25, 2019 - 4:41 pm

Destroyer – “Crimson Tide” Video

Ken you believe it's been two years since the last Destroyer album? Actually, it feels like we've gone far longer since hearing from Daniel Bejar,…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2019 - 10:00 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Mark Romanek is one of the great directors in music-video history. He did Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and Beck's "Devil's Haircut" and Fiona Apple's "Criminal"
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Destroyer – “Stay Lost” Video

Dan Bejar's Destroyer project released the album ken late last year, and after making a video for "Tinseltown Swimming In Blood," they've got a new…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2018 - 10:14 am

Stream Destroyer ken

When the New Pornographers released their great new album Whiteout Conditions earlier this year, there was a conspicuous Dan Bejar-shaped absence. New Pornos ringleader A.C.
Ryan Leas | October 20, 2017 - 9:49 am

Destroyer – “Cover From The Sun”

Where "Sky's Grey" found Dan Bejar in louche lounge singer mode and "Tinseltown Swimming In Blood" was all New Order-indebted new wave, "Cover From The…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2017 - 10:10 am
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