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Old 12-27-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Destroyer - Kaputt (AKA NSW: NEVAR Forget)

Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing album. I thought their previous albums were lovely and off-kilter, but this new one really sharpens their sound to a fine, accessible point. It's kind of a sell-out album in a way, embracing synths and not doing much to rough up their sound, but the payoff is glorious, ambitious pop that overflows with not only the typical indie tools of the trade, but also trumpets, saxophones and Spanish-flavored guitars. I figured they might have enough fans here to deserve a thread, so here it is.

Lead single? Should be if it isn't already:

YouTube - Destroyer - Chinatown
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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Libby's First Sunrise is one of the best songs of the 2000's

Can't wait to hear this album!!!
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i didn't think using synths=sell-out since sometime during the 80s.


i want to say it reminds me of what little i like about stars, i guess, but i'm having a little bit of trouble actually qualifying exactly what i mean by that. it's kind of shimmery and pleasant, perhaps? i can't figure out if i like the horns. they made it more interesting, however they kind of annoy me. sounds like generic pop-jazz kenny g radio stuff that's there just because it's different, not because it actually adds another worthwhile layer to the melody or turns into a decent solo.

maybe that's a little harsh for a song i only heard once, from a band i'm pretty sure i've never even heard of.
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sounds like generic pop-jazz kenny g radio stuff that's there just because it's different, not because it actually adds another worthwhile layer to the melody or turns into a decent solo.
This comparison is already starting to irritate the crap out of me, and I only just started investigating the album yesterday. No, not all songs with saxophone on them sound like Kenny G, least of all something written by Dan Bejar. And I couldn't disagree more, I think it adds a very interesting layer without being actively avant-garde.

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just saying that's what it sounded like to me. like i said, i heard the one song once.
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Very nice, thanks Traviud.
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Thanks. I'm looking forward to this one.
Minus a few new sounds, it's still very Destroyer, along the lines of "Watercolours into the Ocean". Any idea who the lady is singing backup?
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When does this release? I've really liked his last few albums, even his tracks on the most recent New Pornogs album are some of my favs. Still have not checked out much of his older material. I know there are a number of huge fan boys of many of those older albums out there (well, maybe not on this site, but I've seen them post elsewhere).
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The only Destroyer song I really like:

YouTube - Hey, Snow White - Destroyer

For u2pm, who's thinking about the older stuff. If you dig Destroyer and there are gems like this buried in the older records that bowl over even a non-fan like me, it'll probably be worth your while to investigate. Imagine the possibilities!
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It's released January 25, so it's going to be a while. A pretty early leak for this one, I swear it's been around for a couple weeks now.

I haven't checked out the earlier stuff myself, I was going to ask you about it, Scums. Damn. Well, I know Streethawk: A Seduction is usually considered the entry point into their discography, and that's an early one. Might as well listen to that next. I've only heard Rubies and Kaputt and loved them both.
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The only Destroyer song I really like:

YouTube - Hey, Snow White - Destroyer
So the Pornos covered this for Dark Was The Night? You learn something new every day. I love that version.
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Destroyer OG version, ahem, destroys the Pornos one. Not even remotely close.
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I never heard of Destroyer except that a music blogger's site I sometimes visit (Rawkblog) at Rawkblog :: When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Blog is always going on about them. I never even bothered to listen until tonight when I decided to check out their new video for "Kaputt".

You must check this out. I'll spare the commentary and let others try to find some words for this...

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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Kaputt (official video)

There. That's better...

YouTube - Destroyer - Kaputt
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