City of Daughters

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MRG371 | Release Date April 20, 2010

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In the hallowed Destroyer discography, the early trinity of City Of Daughters / Thief / Streethawk: A Seduction holds an important place; for not only does it document Dan Bejar's evolution from lo-fi bedroom tyro to bona fide master of the rock album, it also contains a massive percentage of superlative Destroyer "classics." 1998's City of Daughters features some of the first steps out of the demo-tapey experimentation of earlier recordings, with songs like "Comments On The World As Will" refining the sound of that stripped-down earlier work, and the seminal "No Cease Fires" offering us the first taste of just what a full-band Destroyer might conjure. 2000's Thief naturally went further down that road, and from the opening strums of "The Temple" to the arty quirk of "Queen of Languages" to the gentle, jagged comedown of the title track, it soon became clear that Dan Bejar was master of a singular songcraft-- and one that was only just getting started. Because the following year brought us Streethawk: A Seduction. And every last inch -- and I don't mean this hyperbolically -- EVERY. LAST. INCH. of Streethawk is a true classic.

This reissue of City of Daughters is remastered with a slightly varied track order from the original CD release.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Comments on the World as Will 00:53 $0.99 Buy
Play No Cease Fires! (Crimes Against the State of Our Love, Baby) 03:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Dark Purposes 02:14 $0.99 Buy
Play Emax I 01:44 $0.99 Buy
Play I Want This Cyclops 03:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Loves of a Gnostic 02:36 $0.99 Buy
Play Emax II 00:55 $0.99 Buy
Play State of the Union 01:14 $0.99 Buy
Play School, and the Girls Who Go There 02:48 $0.99 Buy
Play The Space Race 02:20 $0.99 Buy
Play Melanie and Jennifer and Melanie 03:58 $0.99 Buy
Play War on Jazz II Or How I Learned To Love the War on Jazz 01:51 $0.99 Buy
Play Emax III 00:57 $0.99 Buy
Play You Were So Cruel 03:32 $0.99 Buy
Play Signs 00:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Rereading the Marble Faun 03:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Son of the Earth 02:13 $0.99 Buy

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