Destroyer’s adventure had started in the 90s, to materialize Dan Bejar creative blaze. What was first a solo project, hadn’t take long to become a band. The first songs, like “City of Daughters” or “Thief”, brought the comparisons with David Bowie but also some strangeness: There was something different. That difference, born from the will to always do new, hasn’t been lost with success and is one of the Vancouver’s band strength.
The project brain, Dan Bejar, have always lend his creativity to others projects, like the well-known New Pronographers, but that hasn’t stop Destroyer from being an exemple of productivity. After several releases, “Kaputt” (2011) left the critic and the public definitely surrender to the bands’ sound. It’s success is owned in songs like “Blue Eyes” or “China Town”, with pop, jazz, soft rock and a series of other influences at Dan Bejar original lyrics service.
The last album, “Poison Season”, edited in 2015, reinforces the jazz influence, already noted in “Kaputt”. But the influences for this record don’t remain in jazz, and go from Frank Sinatra to brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, without losing the irrestible pop appeal – the song “Times Square”, for exemple, is a beautiful example of Destroyers’ great shape.