Destroyer - Live at Le Guess Who? 2015

Shortly after the release of ‘Poison Season’, Dan Bejar and his band gave an exceptional performance at TivoliVredenburg’s Grote Zaal during the festival.

"There are a few bands battling for the title of Best Live Act in the World Today at present, but we’re rallying round Destroyer’s flag on this one. Twenty years down the line from when he first surfaced with some scratchy solo recordings, Daniel Bejar now finds himself the leader of one of the most formidable groups of musicians in indie rock, capable of whipping up tornadoes of elongated brass and flute solos that knock us back a few steps each time they reach a moment of glorious cacophony. From the delicacy of the opening “Bangkok” and “Girl In A Sling”’s pensive beauty to a beefed-up “Chinatown” and stunning, epic closer “Rubies”, this was nothing short of a masterclass" - The Line of Best Fit

Le Guess Who? considers Dan Bejar a staple artist for a good reason. Over the past two decades, Bejar dallied with The New Pornographers and Swan Lake, but ultimately, Destroyer continues to be the primary hub for the British Columbia-based musician’s vivid songwriting smarts. Somehow, Bejar propelled Destroyer from its oddball experimentalist heyday to the celebrated pop deserter it is today. His latest LP ‘Poison Season’ is the panoramic follow-up to the grandiose masterpiece Kaputt, emblazoned with glimmers of Hunky Dory-era Bowie.


Recorded by Marc Broer at Le Guess Who? on 21 November 2015. Recordings made in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden.

Photography by Erik Luyten and Juri Hiensch. 

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