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Destroyer unfurl "tragic" visuals for new Poison Season tune "Girl In A Sling"

09 July 2015, 09:22 | Written by Laurence Day

Destroyer, AKA Vancouver's Dan Bejar & Co., have shared their new video for "Girl In A Sling", a track from upcoming LP Poison Season.

This new single is the second sliver of Poison Season to hit our ears, following "Dream Lover".

Director David Galloway says of the video: "“Bejar sings a lot about cities and girls and injury, sometimes all at the same time. Sometimes they are the same thing, as surreal novelists would have us believe. Besides, people like to see Dan sing which he doesn't do a lot of in this video, but he does do a little bit. We wanted to make a video that dealt with central Destroyer themes: to some, Destroyer is a lech; to some, he is an arsonist; to some, he is a savior. To me, he is the consummate comedian, but he resists that role. So we decided to go the opposite way and make something sad, something tragic, something that fits the new record. The adage “comedy equals tragedy plus time” is attributed to Carol Burnett's mum. Or it might have been Steve Allen. Either way, I always want Dan to do physical comedy, but he resists. He's a natural, though. He's the Pacific Northwest's Buster Keaton, and I hope one day to share that with the world. One day. For now, though, there's just this sadness. This poison season.”"

Poison Season is out 28 August via Merge/Dead Oceans.

Watch the "Girl In A Sling" video below.


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