Destroyer announced a little while back that they'd be releasing an EP entirely in Spanish, appropriately titled Five Spanish Songs. It features their take on the works of Antonio Luque, of the band Sr. Chinarro, and it's set for release on 29 November (US) and 2 December (Europe) via Dead Oceans. Stream the first track from that EP, 'El Rito', below.

Bejar will be hitting the road later this fall on a solo tour in the US and EU/UK, and those dates can be found after the track. Merge Records have Five Spanish Songs available for pre-order as well, which you can grab here.

When asked about his inspiration for the EP, Bejar had this to say:

"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…"

  • November:
  • 3 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
  • 4 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
  • 5 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever *
  • 7 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music ^
  • 9 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall *
  • 10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
  • 11 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
  • 12 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
  • 13 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
  • 14 Montreal, Quebec – II Motore *
  • 20 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
  • 21 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
  • * with Pink Mountaintops
  • ^ with Azita
  • December
  • 1 - Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht (NL)
  • 2 - Bush Hall, London (UK)
  • 3 - Jazzhouse CPH, Copenhagen (DK)
  • 4 - Skwer, Warsaw (PL)
  • 5 - Hau1, Berlin (GER)
  • 6 - Musicbox, Lisbon (POR)
  • 7 - CCVF, Guimaraes (POR)
  • 9 - Sala Apolo, Barcelona (ES)
  • 10 - Gazteszena, San Sebastian (ES)