Destroyer Taps Synchronicity And Mutual Discovery For ‘Labyrinthitis’

[Cover photo credit to Nicholas Bragg]

Destroyer will be releasing Labyrinthitis on March 25th with Merge Records, and have released a new single, “Eat the Wine, Drink the Bread. The new track follows lead single “Tintoretto, It’s for You.”

Labyrinthitis moves into unfamiliar territory for Dan Bejar, and was written largely in 2020, then recorded the following Spring. Bejar and frequent collaborator John Collins worked with initial song ideas drawn from Disco, Art of Noise, and New Order, with a challenge to go “over-the-top”.

Working together during the height of isolation, Collins holed up on the remote Galiano Island and Bejar in nearby Vancouver, and they sent ideas back and forth when restrictions didn’t allow them to meet. Ahead of mixing, the Destroyer band was brought into the fold “to further the unprepared synchronicity and mutual discovery”.

Labyrinthitis will be available on CD, LP, and jade & ivory Peak Vinyl in the Merge store and participating independent record shops. In support of the record, the Destroyer band heads out on tour this Spring.

Destroyer on tour:
Apr 22 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Apr 23 Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre

Apr 24 Boise, ID – The Olympic
Apr 26 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Apr 27 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
Apr 28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Apr 29 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Apr 30 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
May 02 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

May 04 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle

May 05 Washington, DC – Black Cat

May 06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

May 07 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

May 08 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

May 09 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

May 10 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 11 Detroit, MI – El Club

May 12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

May 13 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall

May 14 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

May 15 Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall

May 16 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips

May 17 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

May 19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

May 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco

May 21 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre

May 22 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

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