Kaputt

Destroyer

Release Date:

24/01/2011

Record Label:

Merge Records

  1. $12.99
7digital What we said: It’s not often we get to recommend an album which warrants use of the phrases “soft rock” and “fretless bass”, so forgive us if we grasp the opportunity with both hands. Perhaps his jet-set lifestyle as a member of The New Pornographers has taken its toll, because on Dan Bejar’s ninth album under the Destroyer banner, he mines the kind of 80s-playboy, fretless bass-driven, soft rock (yes!) that would nicely accompany one of the more seductive late-night bar scenes from Miami Vice. Whimsical saxophones and laconic trumpets embellish Twin Shadow-ish synth washes and shimmying drum machines, whilst Bejar delivers cryptic lyrics in his breathy Bolan-esque drawl. Perilously flirting with bad taste proves to be Kaputt’s trump card: highly recommended.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Chinatown

3:49
2

Blue Eyes

4:07
3

Savage Night at the Opera

4:23
4

Suicide Demo for Kara Walker

8:25
5

Poor in Love

3:26
6

Kaputt

6:17
7

Downtown

3:51
8

Song for America

4:28
9

Bay of Pigs (Detail)

11:17
Duration:
50:03
Genres:
Alternative
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© 2011 Merge Records

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