Destroyer is my favourite band but then again so are a lot of other bands, even if I don't have their whole back catalogues. I've got all of Destroyer's now, finally, with the late addition of 2000's Thief now leering out of my speakers, fork-tounged and sardonic and nasal, my second favourite after Rubies, an album that took me a lot of curb my obsession, I never wanted to hear any other Destroyer because how could it possibly be better than a record that's condensed all the best ideas from the past five into something of a greatest hits which is something of a criticism, apparently, from h-core Destroyer fans. Well Thief is really very good and sounds a lot easier on the ear (better production, wider appeal) than the proceeding We'll Build A Golden Bridge and Streethawk: A Seduction.
Destroyer is Dan Bejar and some others and they/he have a new album out in March 2008. It's called Trouble In Dreams and yes, I lost my shit when I heard the the first mp3 from it at Stereogum. Granted, not as good as the stuff on Rubies or Thief but c'mon; new Destroyer!
[Download 'Foam Hands', new track from forthcoming Trouble in Dreams @ Stereogum]