Destroyer :: "City of Daughters" Re-released

Merge has recently re-released Destroyer’s second album, 1998’s acclaimed City of Daughters. If you are a fan of Dan Bejar’s more recent work - including PHW’s favorite album of 2006 Destroyer’s Rubies, or his contributions to The New Pornographers (I mean he only wrote the best song on Challengers) - than check out Bejar’s first attempts at recording outside of the confines of his bedroom. It’s full of the madcap genius that is so evident in his fully realized, current incarnation. It’s because of this that City of Daughters feels out of time - a revisionist’s dream that is easier to appreciate today than when it was released because we hear it as a starting point.

MP3 :: The Space Race
MP3 :: I Want This Cyclops
(from City of Daughters. Buy here or from eMusic here)

MP3 :: Myriad Harbor
(from The New Pornographer's Challengers. Buy here)

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