Published Sep 12, 2013The last we heard from Dan Bejar's Destroyer project, he was announcing a fall tour with Stephen McBean's Pink Mountaintops (peep the dates below). Now, however, he's revealed that there will be some new music on the merch table during the trek.
Bejar has announced a new EP called Five Spanish Songs which, get this, will include five songs sung in Spanish.
The songs were written by Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro, and Bejar recorded them at Vancouver's JC/DC studio with the help of Nicolas Bragg, David Carswell, John Collins, Stephen Hamm and Josh Wells.
In a press release, Bejar explained the project with the following statement:
It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that's about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I've been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it....
Merge will release Five Spanish Songs on November 29.
11/03 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
11/04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
11/05 Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever *
11/07 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music ^
11/09 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall *
11/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
11/11 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
11/12 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
11/13 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
11/14 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
11/20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
11/21 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
* with Pink Mountaintops
^ with Azita