Dan Bejar has announced a new Destroyer album: LABYRINTHITIS arrives March 25 via Bella Union. The first single from the LP is called ‘Tintoretto, It’s for You’, and it’s out today alongside a video directed by David Galloway. Check it out and find the album cover and tracklist below.
LABYRINTHITIS was written largely in 2020 and recorded the following spring. Working in isolation, Bejar and producer John Collins sent ideas back and forth from their respective locations, Collins on the remote Galiano Island and Bejar in nearby Vancouver.
“I had an idea of writing a couple lines on the idea of ‘mystery’ and ‘going nowhere,’ as they are two of my favorite themes,” Bejar said of the new track in a press release. “That and the Grim Reaper and being pursued by some silent, unnamable thing that constantly lurks one foot to the left of you. Especially as the world’s decay becomes increasingly less abstract. Also wanted to write on the romance of terror. The song ‘Tintoretto, It’s for You’ speaks to all these things, oddly enough so does the video…”
David Galloway added: “It hopefully presents some loose giallo vibes despite the fact that it clearly isn’t a giallo at all. Nobody dies, nothing is explored at length, and it’s ultimately a collection of neighbourhood red herrings. All leads that go nowhere. But that’s the mystery. That’s the mystery about music videos.”
LABYRINTHITIS Cover Artwork:
1. It’s In Your Heart Now
4. All My Pretty Dresses
5. Tintoretto, It’s For You
7. Eat The Wine, Drink The Bread
8. It Takes A Thief
9. The States
10. The Last Song