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Destroyer Announces New Album 'Ken', Shares Lyric Video For New Track Sky's Grey

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 Written by Laura Johnson

Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar, will release a new album this autumn.

'Ken', the follow up to 2015's 'Poison Season', is due out on October 20 through Merge Records/Dead Oceans. Check out the lyric video for Sky's Grey, the first track to be shared from it, below.

Speaking about the record, Bejar said:

"Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.”"

Destroyer will return to the UK and Ireland later this year for a headline tour. Tickets are on sale now, except for London and Dublin, which go on sale at 9am tomorrow.

Destroyer Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Thu November 30 2017 - BRIGHTON Patterns (formerly Audio)
Fri December 01 2017 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sun December 03 2017 - DUBLIN Button Factory
Mon December 04 2017 - MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Tue December 05 2017 - GLASGOW CCA
Wed December 06 2017 - NEWCASTLE Cluny
Thu December 07 2017 - LONDON Scala

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