Destroyer Shares New Single and Video, "Girl in a Sling"

Another song from Poison Season
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Another song from Poison Season
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Based Dan Bejar has loosed another track from his upcoming LP under the Destroyer name, Poison Season, following lead single “Dream Lover” from a few weeks ago.  

“Girl in a Sling” comes with a music video directed by David Galloway, which finds Bejar singing alone in a dark room between shots of suburban blight. Galloway provides some context for the video:

Bejar sings a lot about cities and girls and injury, sometimes all at the same time. Sometimes they are the same thing, as surreal novelists would have us believe. Besides, people like to see Dan sing—which he doesn't do a lot of in this video, but he does do a little bit. We wanted to make a video that dealt with central Destroyer themes: to some, Destroyer is a lech; to some, he is an arsonist; to some, he is a savior. To me, he is the consummate comedian, but he resists that role. So we decided to go the opposite way and make something sad, something tragic, something that fits the new record. The adage “comedy equals tragedy plus time” is attributed to Carol Burnett's mum. Or it might have been Steve Allen. Either way, I always want Dan to do physical comedy, but he resists. He's a natural, though. He's the Pacific Northwest's Buster Keaton, and I hope one day to share that with the world. One day. For now, though, there's just this sadness. This poison season.