Destroyer: Ken

Destroyer SKU: 33455341
Destroyer: Ken

Destroyer: Ken

Destroyer SKU: 33455341

Format: VINYL LP

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Title: Ken
Artist: Destroyer
Label: Merge Records
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 673855059914
Genre: Rock

Vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Of his 12th studio album and it's enigmatic title, Destroyer's Dan Bejar offers the following: Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for "The Wild Ones" (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was "Ken." I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It's unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe "The Wild Ones" speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think "ken" also means "to know." ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in it's entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a "band" record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.

Tracks:
1.1 Sky's Grey
1.2 Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
1.3 Cover from the Sun
1.4 Saw You at the Hospital
1.5 A Light Travels Down the Catwalk
1.6 Rome
1.7 Sometimes in the World
1.8 Ivory Coast
1.9 Stay Lost
1.10 La Regle Du Jeu

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