Published May 21, 2009Vancouver's resident poet laureate of indie rock, Dan Bejar, has revealed he's taking a break from the whole rock'n'roll game. For what, you ask? Well, the genre's arch nemesis: disco. Apparently, ol' Bejar is transforming his upcoming Destroyer release into "a foray into the ambient disco market," trying his hand at the whole danceable thing. However, he's won't be getting his Saturday Night Fever on for a whole full-length, only on a twelve-inch dubbed Bay of Pigs, which is heading our way on August 18 via Merge.
On the release's A-side, you'll find the 13-minute-plus title track, which is the self-described disco song, and on the B-side, Bejar is doing a Destroyer composition called "Ravers," which clocks in a nearly eight minutes and supposedly ventures into "meditative realms of 20th century classical," says the press release. Added up, the record will make for a good 20 minutes or so of new Destroyer material, but these two epic-length tracks will not be pressed up on anything but vinyl, with Merge having no plans to release Bay of Pigs digitally or on CD. Oh, and apparently this release is being considered an EP not single, despite there being only two songs, and the above image will serve as the cover.
A1. "Bay of Pigs"