Dan Bejar’s latest Destroyer album, Ken, sailed into 9th place in our top 25 albums of 2017 list, and deservedly so, we said:
Following the bombastic and dreary Poison Season we’re happy to report that Destroyer’s Ken is a fantastic rebound. Most reminiscent of 2011’s Kaputt, Ken is yet another strange, sax-filled (and-sex-filled) journey through 80s synth-pop. Where a lesser artist would simply rehash a nostalgia for the radio pop of that era, Dan Bejar subverts it, finding a sound that’s evocative, psychedelic, and utterly his own.
Bejar brings his band to Brooklyn Steel on the 27th of January in what is easily one of the must-see shows of the month. Tickets are still available and you can enjoy a few tracks from the record after the jump, including a video for Stay Lost, which was released yesterday.
Support comes from Mega Bog, who themselves released an album that unjustly flew under almost everyone’s radar last year with Happy Together, which was a masterful blend of pop, rock and jazz. Nice.