Destroyer shares new video for “Stay Lost”
Today, Destroyer shares a new video for “Stay Lost” from ken, the 12th studio album released by the Dan Bejar-led group. Called “a user’s guide to the world” by Bejar, the imagery for “Stay Lost” depicts an aimless yet determined craftsman fabricating a world for himself.
Director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos: “The video tries to capture the song’s wit and ability to portray someone’s preoccupation, their metaphysical condition, with so few words. Stay Lost: an endorsement for those who don’t fit—for those who will build their own totems and revel in their ability to do it.”
Today also marks the beginning of Destroyer’s North American tour, which begins on January 10 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, and stops in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Montreal before concluding in Vancouver on February 9. On January 12, Destroyer will play KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic before performing at the Regent Theater that evening. A full list of dates is below.
ken is available now in the Merge store on CD, LP and limited-edition deluxe LP, the latter of which is pressed on opaque yellow vinyl and includes a bonus 7-inch single on black vinyl that contains solo acoustic versions of two album tracks. You can also pick up the album at your local independent record store or through these digital providers.
“Rich and ornate, the music of Dan Bejar with Destroyer is hardly simple but always fabulous.” —Pitchfork
“Bejar is a uniquely beguiling songwriter: personal but not confessional, political but not propagandistic, psychedelic but not a dope about it.” —Spin
“Destroyer is a one-man indie band designed to pleasantly disorient people… His lyrics are collages of everyday language.” —New York Times Magazine
“[ken] finds Bejar going full synth-pop, though still being thoroughly Destroyer. These songs might shimmer and glisten, but they aren’t romantic throwbacks; Bejar still sings like the kind of guy who always travels with two packs of smokes and a flask of whiskey in his pocket. It’s an addicting record that features some of Bejar’s sharpest writing.” —Stereogum