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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for October 11, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Lots of brand new music on this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU, including songs from St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian, Django Django, No Age, Prettiest Eyes, tUnE-yArDs, Sleigh Bells and more.

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17 anticipated indie rock albums of fall 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A lot of the albums we had been anticipating for this year have since come out, and here’s 17 more dropping this fall that we can’t wait to hear.

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Artists list their top albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Check out lists from Into It. Over It., Jay Som, Chris Farren, Bob Nanna (Braid), Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), Amber Arcades, DOOMSQUAD, and more.

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Lunifred Benjamin releases new single “Atheist Anthem”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Lunifred Benjamin releases new single

Brooklyn-based musician, Lunifred Benjamin – who recently played Rough Trade – crosses genre lines with his mellow prog-folk, while evoking a rootsier-sounding Destroyer with a voice reminiscent of Girls’ Christopher Owens.  In his most recent release, “Atheist Anthem” Benjamin also strays away from common subjects, claiming “Nobody knows what happens when you die” and bringing up (unsurprisingly given the title) the topic of atheism in a rather casual tone.  Using strings and subtle guitar riffs, Lunifred Benjamin obviously enjoys to be in a category all his own, leaving us wondering what unexpected musical elements he can bring next. – Madeleine Grossman

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Julianna Barwick & Destroyer opening for Explosions in the Sky (separately)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Post rockers Explosions in the Sky are on tour now in support of their new album Wilderness, with two NYC shows coming up this month. Since we last spoke, very cool openers have been announced…

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2016 Polaris Prize Long List (Grimes, White Lung, US Girls, The Weeknd, Drake, Dilly Dally & more)

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The Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s annual award for a great album, has announced its 2016 longlist.

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Destroyer releasing new single “My Mystery,” shares remix and video

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Destroyer has a new non-LP single on the way, “My Mystery,” which was recorded during the same sessions as 2015’s Poison Season, but didn’t make the album. Says Dan Bejar:We recorded a song called “My Mystery” a year and a half ago…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Oberhofer at Boot and Saddle, FFS at Electric Factory, Destroyer at Underground Arts and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo by Robynne Orley-Simmons via facebook.comOberhofer is the name of the both the indie-pop band as well as the frontman, Brad Oberhofer. Their tour swings by Boot & Saddle tonight just ahead of the release of their second LP, Chronovision. Just yesterday, the band released … Continued

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Real Gone: Shannon and the Clams, BATTLES & Sun Club on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

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Shannon And The Clams | Photo by Nadia Lee CohenEvery Indie Rock Hit Parade is special in its own way, but tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is even more special than usual. Tune in tonight at 11pm ET (or better yet, stay tuned after What’s The Frequency??? with John … Continued

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In A Sling: Destroyer, Neon Indian and Real Estate’s Martin Courtney on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Destroyer | Photo by Fabiola CarranzaThe Indie Rock Hit Parade is here to help kick off the Labor Day weekend! Make sure you’re tuned in to XPN at 11pm tonight, because you won’t want to miss the full two-hour spectacular. We’ve got a new LP … Continued

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Destroyer – “Times Square”

Source: The Swollen Fox

DestroyerDestroyer‘s new album, Poison Season, will be out via Merge Records on August 28, and today brings us a new taste of the record. Following “Dream Lover” and “Girl in a Sling” is “Times Square.” Listen to the new track below.

Destroyer will play at Underground Arts on October 3; tickets are available here.

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Destroyer – “Girl in a Sling”

Source: The Swollen Fox

Destroyer

Credit: Fabiola Carranza

Dan Bejar, a.k.a. Destroyer, has shared a new track, “Girl in a Sling,” from his upcoming album, Poison Season. The song is accompanied by a video directed by David Galloway, who says “we wanted to make a video that dealt with central Destroyer themes.” He elaborates:

“…to some, Destroyer is a lech; to some, he is an arsonist; to some, he is a savior. To me, he is the consummate comedian, but he resists that role. So we decided to go the opposite way and make something sad, something tragic, something that fits the new ...

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Destroyer goes straight for the heart of rock ‘n’ roll on WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week

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Dan Bejar | Destroyer | Photo via Merge Records.Destroyer is a rock band from Vancouver, fronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Dan Bejar. With a catalog of excellent indie rock records going back as far as the late 90s, the band’s last album, Kaputt – released in 2011 – … Continued

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Destroyer announces new album & tour, shares lead single

Source: The Swollen Fox

DestroyerOn August 28, Dan Bejar’s Destroyer will return with its 10th studio LP, Poison Season, due out via Merge Records. The first single is a busy track called “Dream Lover,” streaming below.

The album release will be followed by a world tour, starting in North America and including a stop here in Philadelphia. Destroyer will play at Underground Arts on October 3; tickets will go on sale tonight at 9 p.m. via TicketWeb. Check out the full tour schedule here and the album tracklist below.

You can pre-order Poison Season here.

Poison Season tracklist
1. Times Square, ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Leagues at Union Transfer, Ivan and Alyosha at Boot & Saddle, Destroyer at Johnny Brenda’s and more

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Photo by Louis Kwok | www.musicvsman.com

Nashville pop-rock trio Leagues will be bringing their crooning vocals and toe tappin’ instrumentation to Union Transfer tonight. Drawing comparisons to bands like The Fray, who they toured with after being discovered by the band in Nashville, Leagues have matured into very much their own, mixing guitar and drums with pop heavy melodies and introspective lyrics. Find tickets and more information on the Union Transfer show here.

Seattle indie pop-folk band Ivan and Alyosha perform at Boot & Saddle tonight. Known for infectious and up-beat live sets, the group combine folk-rock guitar ...

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Playlist: Swollen Fox Radio #10

Source: The Swollen Fox

In a week where Eminem, M.I.A., Luscious Jackson, and Tennis all released new albums, it’s Philly’s own Heyward Howkins that has me hooked. His new album Be Frank, Furness is the perfect companion for a walk on a nice autumn day, or perhaps a quiet night inside with a good meal and a fine wine. And for that, he earns this week’s “double down” spotlight.

The rest of this edition of Swollen Fox Radio focuses on the extremely packed week of concerts coming up. We’ve shared enough Active Child so far, so this time we’re sharing Norwegian Arms, who opens ...

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Destroyer – Bye Bye

Source: All Things Go

In an interview in September, Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer) expressed his exasperation with his native tongue, saying “It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it.” So he attempted something tried by few before him – switching to Spanish. He chose five songs written by a Sevillian group, Sr. Chinarro, and titled the new EP simply Five Spanish Songs, sparing the use of “despicable” English words as much as possible.

The newly released video for “Bye Bye” shows Bejar serenely strumming a Spanish guitar surrounded by copious chickens, doing whatever chickens do. The video is ...

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Check out Destroyer’s new song (and video) “Bye Bye” from upcoming EP

Source: The Swollen Fox

Here’s a new taste of Destroyer‘s upcoming EP, Five Spanish Songs, which will be released via Merge on November 29th. We’ve already heard El Rito, now you can listen to “Bye Bye” by way of a new music video (above).

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar just began a solo tour ahead of the EP and will be playing live at Johnny Brenda’s on November 12th. The tour will be his last until 2015, according to the press release. Tickets are available here.

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Listen to “El rito” by Destroyer (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 11/12)

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Dan-Bejar-of-Destroyer-590x395 Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar brings his solo tour to Johnny Brenda’s on November 12th.  The Canadian musician is prepping for the release of his new Five Spanish Songs  EP, a collection of tracks written by Sr. Chinarro’s Antonio Luque with lyrics in Spanish.  The album follows up Destroyer’s 2011 chart topper Kaputt.  From Bejar:

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 ...

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