Destroyer "ken (Merge)"
When Dan Bejar learned that the title of the English ballad “The Wild Ones” was originally “Ken” (as in the scottish “ken” meaning “know”) he knew he had to steal that title for his next album. Thus Destroyer’s ken (Merge) was born. Produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has also been Destroyer’s drummer since 2012, ken was not recorded as a live band like the last album, though all the members appear on the record. This is a far more synth-y than Poison Season was, with a bit of a chilly “late Thatcher-era” production flair to it. Look, it’s the new Destroyer album, you know your gonna love it. Check out the Suede-ish single “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood.”