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Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Wednesday, February 2 2011

"The Hopelessness of the Future of Music": An Interview with Destroyer's Dan Bejar

"I don't need to create more distance between myself and the current musical climate -- I feel that distance pulsing in every creaking bone of my body, which makes the idea of Kaputt tapping into some sort of current zeitgeist absurd and touching."


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.


Saturday, December 23 2006

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.


Reviews

Monday, January 24 2011

Destroyer: Kaputt

Though Kaputt once again proves Bejar an adroit musical chameleon, there's a glass ceiling to this soft-rock sound.


Monday, December 6 2010

Destroyer: Archer on the Beach

Destroyer briefly resurfaces with a two-song EP that features ambient background music and some very meta lyrics. It may be the weirdest thing Dan Bejar has done so far.


Thursday, June 5 2008

Destroyer

A Destroyer song can take off in any direction at any given time, often leaving its audience too bewildered to understand exactly what Bejar is getting at. This device, however, seems to work in his favor.


Tuesday, March 25 2008

Destroyer: Trouble in Dreams

Fans of majestic melodies and abstract lyrical narratives, rejoice! Destroyer’s Dan Bejar continues to tread the thin line between the nonsensical and profound.


Monday, March 14 2005

Destroyer: Notorious Lightning & Other Works EP

Dan Bejar teams with Frog Eyes to bring some rock to the synth-based songs from last year's Your Blues.


Blogs

Tuesday, November 5 2013

Destroyer - "Bye Bye" (video) + Tour Dates

Destroyer are set to release a Spanish language EP, Five Spanish Songs, on November 25th via Merge. The tunes were all penned by Antonio Luque from the band Sr. Chinarro.


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