It might be demanding for anyone besides frontman Dan Bejar to catch all the underlying references in Labyrinthitis. But this hovering mystery is part of Destroyer’s magnetism.
Bejar’s inconceivably dense short stories and shocking U-turns in sound have cemented Destroyer as an indie mainstay for decades, and there’s no shortage of them on the band’s latest project named after a pandemic-induced mania experienced by the always enigmatic songwriter.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.