Listen to “El rito” by Destroyer (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 11/12)
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 Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…
Merge Records has posted “El rito” to their Soundcloud for streaming – take a listen below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Pink Mountaintops can be found here.