Destroyer, Mega Bog | Cat's Cradle | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Destroyer, Mega Bog 

When: Tue., Jan. 30, 8 p.m. 2018
Price: $20-$23

Dan Bejar has loomed large as one of the indie rock world's most intriguing and enigmatic figures of the past twenty years, first as a coconspirator in The New Pornographers, and subsequently at the helm of his own band, Destroyer. (He can also pinch hit as a dead ringer for Bowie, as he demonstrated last year as part of Carolina Performing Arts' celebration of Heroes). As Destroyer, Bejar's lyrics have felt like mystic transmissions wrapped loosely in easygoing, rock-leaning instrumentation. But last fall, Bejar released his twelfth record as Destroyer, ken, on Merge Records, and it's his most compact, accessible effort yet. In a respectable forty minutes, Bejar offers a synthy crop of songs that he says were inspired by some of the forgotten favorite records of his youth in the 1980s. Tracks like "Cover the Sun" approach the precipice of radio pop, while others feel like slow-dance deep cuts. Mega Bog opens. —Allison Hussey



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