In an incredibly interesting turn of events, Dan Bejar of Destroyer is set to release a new EP, Five Spanish Songs on November 29th through Merge Records. The songs will indeed be in Spanish, and they were all written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque, of the band Sr. Chinarro. John Collins and Nicolas Bragg, also from Destroyer, will be featured on the EP, as well as David Carswell, Stephen Hamm, and Josh Wells of Black Mountain. The EP is available to pre-order here.

When asked about the EP and its concept, Bejar said “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...”

Bejar is heading out on a solo tour across North America this fall, which is said to be the last Destroyer tour until 2015, so if you’d like to check that out, the dates can be found below.

  • 11-03 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
  • 11-04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
  • 11-05 Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever *
  • 11-07 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music ^
  • 11-09 Toronto, Ontario - The Great Hall *
  • 11-10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
  • 11-11 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
  • 11-12 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
  • 11-13 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
  • 11-14 Montreal, Quebec - II Motore *
  • 11-20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
  • 11-21 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
  • * with Pink Mountaintops
  • ^ with Azita

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