Jul 22, 2009

Bay Of Pigs-Destroyer

Let's cut to the chase. Dan Bejar is a musical genius. There, I said it. There are only a few in my book. Right now, Krug, Elverum, Oldham, Lennox. In the past, Stipe, Malkmus, Mangum. Maybe a few more, but that's who I like. It's nice to be subjective. Anyway, Destroyer, the band of Bejar, have new product on the way. A two track 12" vinyl EP. "Bay Of Pigs" will be released on August 18 on Merge Records. The title track clocks in at 13:37 (hooray!) and the B-Side is "Ravers" (7:50).

Now, here comes a cut and paste. As Merge say it better then I could-

"Bay of Pigs" is the longest of Destroyer songs, and Destroyer's first foray into ambient disco. The song was recorded throughout the winter of 2009 with Destroyer collaborators/members John Collins and David Carswell at JCDC Studio in Vancouver. "Bay of Pigs" is an account of the 1961 American invasion of Cuba. The music for "Ravers" was played entirely on analogue synthesizer, and recorded in April 2009. It explores some of the more meditative realms of 20th Century classical composition. The song is a casual rumination on parties, political parties, madness and suffering (for one's art).

Yes!!!!

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