I like Dan Bejar because he's such a weirdo... He has an amazing ability to make catchy songs with crazed-out stream-of-conscience-ness lyrics. Destroyer is also one of those bands that I would never really recommend to anyone unless I knew them really really well because sometimes throwing yourself under the bus just isn't that fun..
Like sometimes you'll find a youtube video that you think is really funny and you want to share it with others. I heartily recommend doing that via e-mail rather then hauling out the computer when you're sitting around with friends. Every so often that youtube video will be a hit with your audience but other times it will be 30 seconds of you nervously watching your friends face only to realize they aren't feeling it and then like 2.5 minutes of agony while your prized streamed video goes down in flames...
What does this have to do with Destroyer? At this point I'm not really sure... I think what I'm saying is that I feel strangely protective of his music. I think that I'm worried that where I see a "beautiful fragile mess" other people might see just a "mess".. Why am I so emotionally invested? Good question.. he seems to have enough critical acclaim to be safe... Maybe it's because I'm pretty sure that I'm just as much a weirdo as Dan Bejar.
Stand out songs.. "Foam Hands", "Introducing Angels", "Rivers"