Destoyer: “Foam Hands” (download)
I hate to say it, but this track makes me a tiny bit nervous. It’s not quite as exciting as so much of his work. It’s really pared down and, dare I say it, more accessible. This could be a good thing when it comes to garnering more attention for his work, which is probably more widely recognized than most people realize, thanks to his prolificness (New Pornographers, Destroyer, Swan Lake, Hello, Blue Roses), but could be a negative thing if it means he’s began to devolve instead of evolve. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt, though, because with his output of late, it’s hard to believe he can be anything but fantastic. I’ll be keeping the faith until March 18th, when Trouble in Dreams drops, courtesy of Merge.