Destroyer - ken

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Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer‰۪s Dan Bejar offers the following: Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name foråÊThe Wild OnesåÊ(one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) wasåÊKen. 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. MaybeåÊThe Wild OnesåÊspeaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think ‰ÛÏken‰۝ also means ‰ÛÏto know.‰۝åÊkenåÊwas produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space / studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlikeåÊPoison Season,åÊkenåÊwas not recorded as a ‰ÛÏband‰۝ record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.

LP - Limited Yellow Vinyl with Bonus 7" and Download.