Destroyer Tease Spanish-Language EP With ‘El Rito’

Destroyer - Five Spanish Songs

On November 26th, Destroyer will release Five Spanish Songs, a fittingly titled EP which includes five songs written by Sr. Chinarro’s Antonio Luque. In the meantime, check out a stream of a new track, the springy “El Rito,” located below.

Speaking about the project, band mastermind Dan Bejar stated:

“It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…”

Destroyer will kick off their winter tour on November 3rd. The month-long trek is the band’s last until 2015.

Tour dates:

Nov 3 Portland, OR — Mississippi Studios %
Nov 4 San Francisco, CA — The Independent %
Nov 5 Los Angeles, CA — The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever %
Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA — The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever %
Nov 7 Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music ^
Nov 8 Winnipeg, MB — Park Theatre
Nov 9 Toronto, ON — The Great Hall %
Nov 10 New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom %
Nov 11 Washington, DC — Sixth & I Historic Synagogue %
Nov 12 Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s %
Nov 13 Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall %
Nov 14 Montreal, QC — Il Motore %
Nov 19 Austin, TX — The Belmont
Nov 20 Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
Nov 21 Columbus, OH — Wexner Center
Dec 01 Utrecht, NL — Le Guess Who? Festival
Dec 02 London, UK — Bush Hall
Dec 03 Copenhagen, DK — Jazzhouse CPH
Dec 04 Warsaw, PL — Skwer
Dec 05 Berlin, DK — Hau1
Dec 06 Lisbon, PT — Musicbox
Dec 07 Guimaraes, PT — CCVF
Dec 09 Sala Apolo, ES — Sala Apolo
Dec 10 San Sebastian, ES — Gazteszena
% = w/ Pink Mountaintops
^ = Azita

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