In between working on releases with his other projects (Swan Lake; Hello, Blue Roses and the New Pornographers), Dan Bejar somehow had time to record Trouble In Dreams, the eighth Destroyer studio album. More grandiose and theatrical than even the New Pornos’ power-pop hyperbole, the disc combines cryptic lyrics and Television-inspired guitar licks on standout tracks Shooting Rockets (From The Desk Of Night’s Ape), Foam Hands and pretty closer Libby’s First Sunrise.
Despite being both musically promiscuous and prolific, Bejar hasn’t allowed quantity to affect quality. TID is a solid collection of his trademark epic ballads ready to be your summer patio soundtrack.
Destroyer plays Lee’s Palace Saturday (April 19).