Destroyer - "El rito"

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Destroyer Five Spanish Songs

You might have heard that, awesomely, Dan Bejar of Destroyer got pretty frustrated with writing songs in English and decided to make an EP of music entirely in Spanish, cryptically titled Five Spanish Songs. Hearing this news, you might have expected Bejar's flamenco album, for which you would be wrong - now you can stream its decidedly non-flamenco lead single, "El rito." Like the rest of the tracks on the EP, it was written by Bejar's favorite Spanish musician, Antonio Luque of the band Sr Chinarro, and though the lyrics are Spanish, it sounds utterly like a Destroyer song - a catchy, distorted riff, clap-driven percussion, a playful vocal line from Bejar. We're excited to hear the rest of this - the EP's out November 29.