DESTROYER

CITY OF DAUGHTERS (MERGE)

DESTROYER - CITY OF DAUGHTERS 96796
Format:
1 CD
Release:
20.05.2016
Label:
MERGE
Kat.-Nr.:
96796
Barcode:
0673855037127
In the hallowed Destroyer discography, the early trinity of City Of Daughters / Thief / Streethawk: A Seduction holds an important place; for not only does it document Dan Bejar's evolution from lo-fi bedroom tyro to bona fide master of the rock album, it also contains a massive percentage of superlative Destroyer "classics." 1998's City of Daughters features some of the first steps out of the demo-tapey experimentation of earlier recordings, with songs like "Comments On The World As Will" refining the sound of that stripped-down earlier work, and the seminal "No Cease Fires" offering us the first taste of just what a full-band Destroyer might conjure.

2000's Thief naturally went further down that road, and from the opening strums of "The Temple" to the arty quirk of "Queen of Languages" to the gentle, jagged comedown of the title track, it soon became clear that Dan Bejar was master of a singular songcraft-- and one that was only just getting started.

Because the following year brought us Streethawk: A Seduction. And every last inch -- and I don't mean this hyperbolically -- EVERY.

LAST. INCH. of Streethawk is a true classic. This reissue of City of Daughters is remastered with a slightly varied track order from the original CD release.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. COMMENTS ON THE WORLD AS WILL
  • 1.2. NO CEASE FIRES! (CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE OF OUR LOVE, BABY)
  • 1.3. DARK PURPOSES
  • 1.4. EMAX I
  • 1.5. I WANT THIS CYCLOPS
  • 1.6. LOVES OF A GNOSTIC
  • 1.7. EMAX II
  • 1.8. STATE OF THE UNION
  • 1.9. SCHOOL, AND THE GIRLS WHO GO THERE
  • 1.10. THE SPACE RACE
  • 1.11. MELANIE AND JENNIFER AND MELANIE
  • 1.12. WAR ON JAZZ II OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE WAR ON JAZZ
  • 1.13. EMAX III
  • 1.14. YOU WERE SO CRUEL
  • 1.15. SIGNS
  • 1.16. REREADING THE MARBLE FAUN
  • 1.17. SON OF THE EARTH