Bootleg: Destroyer @ CBC Radio Session, Vancouver – 4.10.06


Photo by David Greenwald

[Editor’s note: A previous version of this post originally appeared on December 10, 2007] Did any 2007 album match up to the track-for-track glory of 2006’s Rawkblog AOTY Destroyer’s Rubies? With the possible exception of Elliott Smith’s New Moon, not to these ears. Destroyer – led by inexhaustible reference-flinging possible alcoholic Dan Bejar – has a new album, Trouble in Dreams, due in March [ed. This one made my year-end list, too], so let’s refresh our memories of the band’s stellar catalog with this crisp, lively radio session. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Bejar (a notoriously stoic – okay, drunk – performer) sound as playful as he does here on “Your Blood.” Songs after the jump.

Destroyer – Live at CBC Radio, Vancouver, 4.10.06

1. Crossover Song: mp3
2. It’s Gonna Take an Airplane: mp3
3. Streethawk II: mp3
4. Rubies: mp3
5. Looter’s Follies: mp3
6. Your Blood: mp3

(You can stream this session at CBC’s website.)

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