If you are excited about Destroyer coming to town -- and we certainly are -- you can thank the world of jazz. When songwriter/vocalist Dan Bejar, who essentially is Destroyer, set out for another round of touring behind the 18-month-old, critically adored Kaputt, he had a specific goal in mind.
"I tried to book a tour entirely composed of jazz festivals," Bejar says. "That was kind of the impetus. It failed miserably, so we're just doing a normal tour."
Kaputt, with its softcore gauziness and synthetic textures, shares a certain commonality with the kind of smooth jazz you used to hear on KYOT. But the jazzbos weren't having it.
"[The jazz of Kaputt is] definitely kind of tapered into a kind of synth-based disco balladry," Bejar says, "but the stuff floating around it has some overlap with that world. But I don't think the jazz world is too convinced; they shut us down. We're playing a few in Canada, and maybe one in Europe, but in general, they weren't fooled."