Destroyer releases video for “Times Square”

Destroyer have shared the video for their song "Times Square", from their forthcoming LP 'Poison Season'.

Following the release of latest single ‘Times Square’ taken from Destroyer’s upcoming album Poison Season, they are sharing the video for the track. Destroyer start their upcoming tour on September 18th in Portland, OR. Destroyer’s Poison Season LP comes out on August 28th via Merge/Dead Oceans.

A video that’s true to Bejar’s ethos, it has a seemingly obtuse take on what you’d imagine the Times Square is like – bricks and mortar replaced by green spaces; robotic, busy new yorkers replaced with animals in animation – it’s more Wallace and Gromit than Wall Street.

“We ended up just wandering around New York til 3am and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really,” says director Shayne Ehman of an ill-fated trip to Times Square to shoot the video with Dan Bejar.

Realising that the video didn’t have to be shot at the New York landmark, Ehman sought inspiration from the song’s lyrics. “I needed to get outside and shoot in natural light in order to serve as a sort of conduit for those ‘forces of nature in love…’ which seem to rule the song.” He continues, “I let the sun do its thing and let the earth do it’s thing and watched time unfold. I watched the clouds unfold and unpack and packup. I was at their mercy, completely.”

Destroyer – Poison Season
(August 28, 2015 – Merge (US)/ Dead Oceans)

1. Times Square, Poison Season
2. Dream Lover
3. Forces From Above
4. Hell
5. The River
6. Girl in a Sling
7. Times Square
8. Archer on the Beach
9. Midnight Meet the Rain
10. Solace’s Bride
11. Bangkok
12. Sun in the Sky
13. Times Square, Poison Season II

Sep 18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Sep 19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Sep 21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Sep 23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Sep 24 Dallas, TX – Trees
Sep 25 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Sep 26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Sep 27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Sep 29 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Sep 30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Oct 01 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Oct 02 Boston, MA – Royale
Oct 03 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Oct 04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct 05 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct 07 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Oct 08 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 09 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Oct 10 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Oct 11 St. Louise, MO – The Ready Room
Oct 13 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
Oct 14 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Oct 15 Boise, ID – Neurolux
Oct 16 Seattle, WA – The Neptune
Oct 17 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Oct 29 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Oct 30 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 31 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Nov 01 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 02 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Nov 04 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Nov 07 Bologna, IT – Covo
Nov 08 Rome, IT – Biko
Nov 09 Luzern, CH – Sudpol
Nov 10 Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
Nov 11 St. Gallen, CH – Palace
Nov 12 Vienna, AT – Sczene
Nov 13 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
Nov 14 Cologne, DE – Luxor
Nov 15 Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 17 Bergen, NO – Hulen
Nov 18 Oslo, NO – Parktheatret
Nov 19 Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
Nov 20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Nov 21 Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival