Single of the week: Destroyer – Eat the Wine, Drink The Bread review

by Philip Moss

There’s a chaotic, digitised feel to Eat The Wine, Drink The Bread, which continues the arc that Dan Bejar’s records as Destroyer have been heading over the last few years. It’s clear from first single, Tintoretto, It’s For You, that the synth heavy, ken, and rambling poetry of Have We Met were the perfect set up for new album, Labyrinthitis – due out on 25th March, and his first for Bella Union.

As expected from the Vancouver artist, it’s a wordy stream of consciousness – but there are certainly nuggets to hone in on and dig into. And over a soundscape rooted in the world of Tennant and Lowe, he continues with his knowing anti-capitalist take on the world – ‘it’s insane in here, it’s lunacy out there!’

Labyrinthitis is out on 25th March via Bella Union and Merge Records.

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