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Destroyer at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, June 12 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Destroyer at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, June 12 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – Destroyer at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, June 12 2014

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

Destroyer at the Rickshaw Theatre Thursday night.

The show was a solo set by Destroyer main man Dan Bejar. The group has nine full-lengths to its name but the most recent release was a five-song EP last year on Merge Records called Five Spanish Songs. Bejar sings in Spanish and covers songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro.

The record was produced by long-time Destroyer collaborators JC/DC and recorded at their studio in Vancouver. Nicolas Bragg, David Carswell, John Collins, Stephen Hamm, and Josh Wells contribute to the album.

According to Pitchfork’s review of Five Spanish Songs, “… it’s not an exaggeration to say that no one sounds quite like Dan Bejar—in classic sum-is-greater-than-the-parts fashion, he’s emerged over the past 15 years as one of indie-rock’s most unique and idiosyncratic voices, forging an identity so distinct, he’s even spawned dopplegängers and Twitter lyric generators. His latest release offers further edification, by proving that Bejar’s peculiar presence is unmistakable even when he’s singing someone else’s songs in a foreign tongue.”

Opening the show was Blackout Beach, featuring frontman Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes.

More Destroyer at the Rickshaw photos:

Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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