Destroyer Joins Dead Oceans For UK/EU/Japanese Release Of Kaputt, Announces First European Headline Tour.
Dead Oceans are thrilled to announce that we're handling the UK, European and Japanese release of Destroyer's visionary new record Kaputt, which has already proven to be a critical smash in North America.
UK physical release is June 13 (it's out now digitally), coinciding with Destroyer's first EU headline tour. Confirmed dates below: tickets for London Heaven on June 28 will go onsale this Friday at 9am courtesy of promoters Bird On The Wire.
Destroyer is Dan Bejar from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kaputt is his latest vision: an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece to rank with the choicest works of Sade, Scritti Politti, Simply Red and Steely Dan. For a more contemporary touchstone, feel free to consider it the sad-eyed psychic cousin of GAYNGS' smooth opus Relayted. These elaborate songs were lovingly crafted by a large studio ensemble of dedicated players; they are given fresh life on the road by an eight-piece touring band which will visit European shores for the first time this year.
Kaputt was released by the good people of Merge in North America, entering the Billboard chart at number 62 and receiving exultant hosannas from the likes of The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, The Onion A.V. Club and The Washington Post.
Dead Oceans are honoured to be Destroyer's new home for the UK, Europe and Japan.
Welcome to Avalon, people. This is a paradigm shift.
"Kaputt feels wise. Like a mirror that actually points back at something better. Something you can jam and let wash over you, but also something you can use. It feels funny, tragic, artful, and ultimately true." – PITCHFORK, BEST NEW MUSIC
"Kaputt rolls luxuriously in its own plush soft-rock grandeur, powerfully alluring and deeply sad at the same time." – THE ONION A.V. CLUB, A-
"Bejar approaches near perfection by combining complex song structures with simple pop melodies." – DROWNED IN SOUND, 9/10
June 19 Dia De La Musica Festival, Madrid
June 21 Dia De La Musica Festival, Barcelona
June 24 Rote Fabrik, Zurich
June 25 Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats, Evreux
June 27 La Maroquinerie, Paris
June 28 Heaven, London
June 29 Paradiso Presents At Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
July 1 Roskilde, Roskilde
August 4 Festival Sudoeste, Zambujeira Do Mar
August 6 Off Festival, Katowice
August 10 Oya Festival, Oslo
August 11 Way Out West, Goteborg
August 12 Flow Festival, Helsinki
August 13 Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle