Destroyer Share “It Just Doesn’t Happen”

Destroyer have released a new clip for “It Just Doesn’t Happen”, the track is off the Vancouver, BC group's forthcoming release Have We Met
Destroyer “It Just Doesn’t Happen"

Destroyer have released a new clip for “It Just Doesn’t Happen”, the track is off the Vancouver, BC group’s forthcoming release Have We Met, available January 31, via Merge Records. The vocals from lead singer Dan Bejar, initially sparsely accompanied by a guitar, sound as if they’re coming from a PA system. When the chorus hits, a thrumming bassline and percussion arrive to carry him forward. The song is the follow-up to previous single “Crimson Tide.”

Destroyer on “It Just Doesn’t Happen:”

“It Just Doesn’t Happen” plays into Bejar’s initial vision for Have We Met as a Y2K album. A statement from the band confirms “the songs do seem to point at a very modern dread—one that heightens the more you consider it.”

Atmosphere and loose approximations of a place or feeling are what we’ve come to expect from any new Destroyer record—certainly not an easily defined and stridently adhered to theme or concept. Have We Met manages to meet somewhere between those disparate Y2K reference points and Destroyer’s own area of expertise, gliding deftly into territory that marries the old strident Destroyer with the new, aged crooning one of late.

Live Dates

Feb 21 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater*
Feb 22 San Francisco, CA – August Hall*
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater*
Feb 24 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
Feb 26 Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Feb 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater*
Feb 29 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
Mar 01 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
Mar 02 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx*
Mar 04 Toronto, ON – Opera House**
Mar 05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount**
Mar 06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair**
Mar 07 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel**
Mar 08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts**
Mar 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat**
Mar 11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle**
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West**
Mar 13 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge**
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill**
Mar 15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room**
Mar 16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater**
Mar 17 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge**
Mar 19 Seattle, WA – Neumos**
Mar 20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre**

17-Apr – Motel Mozaïque Festival, Rotterdam (NL)
18-Apr – Little Waves Festival, Genk (B)
19-Apr – Plaza, Zurich (CH)
20-Apr – Ohibo, Milano (IT)
21-Apr – Z-bau, Nürnberg (GER)
22-Apr – The Archa Theatre, Prague (CZ)
24-Apr – Bi Nuu, Berlin (GER)
25-Apr – Ut Connewitz, Leipzig (GER)
26-Apr – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
27-Apr – Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm (SWE)
28-Apr – Blå, Oslo (NOR)
29-Apr – Meijerit, Lund (SWE)
30-Apr – Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
02-May – Manufaktur, Schorndorf (GER)
03-May – Trix, Antwerp (B)
04-May – Cafe De La Danse, Paris (FR)
05-May – Village Underground, London (UK)
06-May – Drygate, Glasgow (UK)
07-May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)

*w/Eleanor Freidbeger
** w/Nap Eyes