Welcome to Destroyer. It’s the quirkiest zip code in indie rock land. It’s the gloriously vintage town that changes itself completely every few years. Come on in. Stay a while and listen. Don’t be fooled by the grumpiness, because there’s plenty of insight hidden between the sumptuous melancholy.
“Destroyer is indie rock’s most rewarding intellectual project.” – Pitchfork
Dan Bejar’s Destroyer are ones of the smartest bands around.
A restless, oddball bunch who write “heady, intoxicating songs” (NOW). Songs with strings and horns and piano, like Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band reborn on the Internet. An artist in “complete control of the strange chaos around him” (AV Club).
They’re playing a very special gig at Beijing’s Yugong Yishan on April 16, before playing the fourth in our Contemporale series, co-presented with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in Shanghai on April 17.
Supporting them in Beijing will be Uncle Hu, with cozy, whispery little nostalgia-drenched songs of their own.
When: 16 April 2016 Sat 21:00
Where: Yugong Yishan
Price: RMB 120/150