It has been a predictably slow Internet today, what with everyone getting back to work and aiming for inbox zero and blah blah blah Iowa, but the day is almost done, so we're going to set you up with this pretty sweet cover of New Order's "Leave Me Alone" from Awl favorites Destroyer, which we're a little late to but whatever. We should also talk at some point about how cold it is outside but I suppose that can wait until tomorrow. [Via]
Back in high school when my junior year Spanish teacher would yell at me about how I would one day regret the lack of attention I was paying in class I would think, "Screw you, Senor Wojnowski, it's never gonna make a difference." But now Destroyer has a new EP of five songs in Spanish coming out called Five Spanish Songs, and oh, 'tis true, 'tis true. Anyway, have a listen.
New today, in colonial sound and vision, the video for Destroyer's "Savage Night at the Opera." (Toronto, so much to answer for!)
NEW DESTROYER EP COMING IN NOVEMBER! Also: "Destroyer will embark on a solo acoustic tour in November, and tickets are selling fast. This will be your last chance to see Destroyer live until 2015!" And, as we will all more than likely be dead by 2015, it is probably your last chance at all. Forewarned is foretc'd.
"For the most part, I have no idea what the lyrics of Kaputt pertain to, except for 'Suicide Demo For Kara Walker.' Which is odd, because the writing seems really specific compared to all the other Destroyer albums, whose lyrics I happen to understand very well and can explain 110 percent and always have been able to. That being said, there is a colonial sound to the record, which maybe is playing off the lyrics. I was thinking a lot about dissolute officers and envoys with cushy posts, strung out on opium. By 'a lot,' I mean I thought about that more than once, even if just as an audio [...]