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Mitchellin Man: Destroyer's Favourite Albums
Merek Cooper , August 12th, 2015 10:32

Before he releases his new album Poison Season later this month, Destroyer's Dan Bejar places a call to Merek Cooper to talk to him about saxophones, heroin and going through a seven-year Joni Mitchell phase


Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece
In the last ten years Van Morrison has been a major inspiration for me. Maybe more than anyone else in the entire world of music. He has a similar project to Joni, in that he has a world of poetry in his mind mixed with this very legitimate love of music outside of pop music. That's something I was thinking about a lot in the last year and a half while I was making this new Destroyer record, trying to make it sound like an amalgamation of shit I like, but also to make it more than that. Something that makes sense as a complete vision. They always seem to do it, those two: Van and Joni. It seems to be very much a part of them and not just a put-on or something they're just dabbling in.