Thursday, August 27, 2015

Best New Track: Destroyer's "Times Square"

This has been a big week in music and criticism of the music industry, which is probably why I haven't had the chance to share a few uncontroversial, but amazing, singles that have also had my full attention.

For one, Destroyer's new single "Times Square," has been giving me life for a few weeks straight. On "Times Square," longtime Canadian indie staple Destroyer, AKA Dan Bejar (also a guitarist for the New Pornographers) seems to have sonically captured the notion that engrosses New York residents and wannabe residents: the Big Apple is what dreams are made of. Evoking hints of Bowie and Dylan, "Times Square" is full of possibility and romance - as everything NYC is - while the jangly piano, acoustic guitar and lounge saxophone dance around Bejar's wispy voice. "Oh, you could fall in love," is a fitting sentiment about both the big city's commercial spectacle, and this - one of Destroyer's dreamiest, most accessible folk-pop masterpieces yet.

Destroyer's 11th (!) album, Poison Season, is out tomorrow on Dead Oceans.

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