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Destroyer Announces New Album 'Labyrinthitis', Shares First Single Tintoretto, It's For You

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Nicolas Bragg

Dan Bejar has announced a new Destroyer album.

Mostly written in 2020, and recorded during the following spring, 'Labyrinthitis' will arrive through Bella Union on March 25.

Bejar worked on the follow-up to 2020's 'Have We Met' in isolation in Vancouver, sending ideas back and forth to frequent collaborator John Collins on the nearby remote Galiano Island when COVID-19 restrictions didn't allow them to meet in person.

As a preview, check out the dramatic Tintoretto, It's For You, a tense track that's driven by a catchy but ominous sounding bassline. It comes paired with a video directed by David Galloway, which you can watch below alongside the LP's cover art and tracklist.

"I had an idea of writing a couple lines on the idea of 'mystery' and 'goin nowhere,' as they are two of my favourite themes," Bejar said of the song. "That and the Grim Reaper and being pursued by some silent, unnamable thing that constantly lurks one foot to the left of you. Especially as the world's decay becomes increasingly less abstract. Also wanted to write on the romance of terror. The song Tintoretto, It's for You speaks to all these things, oddly enough so does the video…"

Galloway added: "It hopefully presents some loose giallo vibes despite the fact that it clearly isn't a giallo at all. Nobody dies, nothing is explored at length, and it’s ultimately a collection of neighbourhood red herrings. All leads that go nowhere. But that’s the mystery. That’s the mystery about music videos."

Destroyer will support the record with a North American tour this spring.

'Labyrinthitis' tracklist:

1. It's In Your Heart Now
2. Suffer
3. June
4. All My Pretty Dresses
5. Tintoretto, It’s For You
6. Labyrinthitis
7. Eat The Wine, Drink The Bread
8. It Takes A Thief
9. The States
10. The Last Song

Destroyer Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri April 22 2022 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Vogue Theatre - BC (Canada)
Sat April 23 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Neptune Theatre (USA)
Sun April 24 2022 - BOISE Idaho - Olympic Venue (USA)
Tue April 26 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY - Urban Lounge-UT (USA)
Wed April 27 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Bluebird Theater (USA)
Thu April 28 2022 - OMAHA Nebraska - Waiting Room Lounge (Omaha) (USA)
Fri April 29 2022 - ST LOUIS Missouri - Blueberry Hill Duck Room (USA)
Sat April 30 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Mercy Lounge (USA)
Mon May 02 2022 - CARRBORO North Carolina - Cat's Cradle (USA)
Wed May 04 2022 - ASHEVILLE North Carolina - Grey Eagle (USA)
Thu May 05 2022 - WASHINGTON District Of Columbia - Black Cat (USA)
Fri May 06 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Underground Arts (USA)
Sat May 07 2022 - BROOKLYN New York - Brooklyn Steel (USA)
Sun May 08 2022 - CAMBRIDGE MA Massachusetts - Sinclair (USA)
Mon May 09 2022 - MONTREAL Quebec - Theatre Fairmount (Canada)
Tue May 10 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre (Canada)
Wed May 11 2022 - DETROIT Michigan - El Club (USA)
Thu May 12 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Thalia Hall (USA)
Fri May 13 2022 - SAINT PAUL Minnesota - Amsterdam Bar and Hall (USA)
Sat May 14 2022 - LAWRENCE Kansas - Bottleneck (USA)
Mon May 16 2022 - FORT WORTH Texas - Tulips FTW (USA)
Tue May 17 2022 - AUSTIN Texas - Mohawk (USA)
Thu May 19 2022 - PHOENIX Arizona - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix (USA)
Fri May 20 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Belasco (USA)
Sat May 21 2022 - BERKELEY California - UC Theatre (USA)
Sun May 22 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Revolution Hall - Portland (USA)

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