16 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before his days as The New Pornographers’ resident secret genius and before the lush arrangements and shape-shifting styles of his later solo work, Dan Bejar’s Destroyer project was a vessel for his quirky, stripped-down folk songs. Documented in all their creaky glory on this early lo-fi cassette, Casio-keyboard lullabies like “No One Needs to Know” sit beside aching voice-and-guitar ballads like “Marrying the Hammer,” exposing Bejar’s surreal wordplay and knotty emotional nakedness and pointing to the beautiful work to come.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before his days as The New Pornographers’ resident secret genius and before the lush arrangements and shape-shifting styles of his later solo work, Dan Bejar’s Destroyer project was a vessel for his quirky, stripped-down folk songs. Documented in all their creaky glory on this early lo-fi cassette, Casio-keyboard lullabies like “No One Needs to Know” sit beside aching voice-and-guitar ballads like “Marrying the Hammer,” exposing Bejar’s surreal wordplay and knotty emotional nakedness and pointing to the beautiful work to come.

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