Destroyer Shares Video For "Cue Synthesizer"

Dan Bejar is never one to be trifled with when he’s recording under the Destroyer moniker, which has amassed a healthy catalog of music throughout the years. The pop masterpieces created by Destroyer have always been filled with gorgeous melodies and an unassuming vocal delivery.

Today, Destroyer shares “Cue Synthesizer,” the third single from the upcoming album, Have We Met (Merge Records), out on January 31st. The news also arrives before tours of North America and Europe later in the year.

Of the single, Bejar offers that it “Maybe the most audacious piece of music Destroyer’s laid to tape,” ‘Cue Synthesizer’ adds a bit of humor to the bandleader’s trademark wordplay. ‘Cue synthesizer, cue guitar,’” he commands over a build-up of instrumentation. Self-aware and much more relaxed, the groover is unlike anything heard from Have We Met so far.

To accompany the new album, Destroyer hits the road next month for a tour of North America, followed by later spring dates in Europe. Dates listed below.

Destroyer on tour:

Feb 21 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater*
Feb 22 San Francisco, CA – August Hall*
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater*
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
Feb 26 Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Feb 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater*
Feb 29 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
Mar 01 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
Mar 02 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx*
Mar 04 Toronto, ON – Opera House**
Mar 05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount**
Mar 06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair**
Mar 07 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel**
Mar 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts**
Mar 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat**
Mar 11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle**
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West**
Mar 13 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge**
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill**
Mar 15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room**
Mar 16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater**
Mar 17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge**
Mar 19 Seattle, WA – Neumos**
Mar 20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre**

* w/Eleanor Friedberger
** w/Nap Eyes


Apr 17 Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaïque Festival
Apr 18 Genk, BE – Little Waves Festival
Apr 19 Zurich, CH – Plaza
Apr 20 Milano, IT – Ohibo
Apr 21 Nürnberg, DE – Z-bau
Apr 22 Prague, CZ – The Archa Theatre
Apr 24 Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
Apr 25 Leipzig, DE – Ut Connewitz
Apr 26 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Apr 27 Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan
Apr 28 Oslo, NO – Blå
Apr 29 Lund, SE – Meijerit
Apr 30 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
May 02 Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
May 03 Antwerp, BE – Trix
May 04 Paris, FR – Cafe De La Danse
May 05 London, UK – Village Underground
May 06 Glasgow, UK – Drygate
May 07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club