When atomic bomb creator Robert Oppenheimer deemed himself “destroyer of all worlds,”; he was obviously setting prelude for Dan Bejar. Known as the Muppet-voiced artisan of the New Pornographers, he is reborn as Destroyer, the hyperliterate solo artist who eats indie rock alive. 2008’s Trouble In Dreams belied the man’s yacht-rock influences—yet on track “Leopard Of Honor,” hear how much he jettisons Captain & Tenille. But don’t despair, weird ones; an upcoming single boasts a 13-minute “foray into the ambient disco market” entitled “Bay Of Pigs.” Bring me a mojito. With Iran.
Thu., July 30, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 28, 2009