Destroyer's Rubies

Destroyer

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MRG268 | Release Date February 21, 2006

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Vancouver's Dan Bejar returns with his seventh full-length under the moniker Destroyer. As expected, it's a thoroughly unexpected collection of clever pop music that takes no prisoners. Destroyer's Rubies weaves a narrative of loves won and lost, missed opportunities, and artistic integrity familiar to Destroyer fans. Bejar's Dylanesque flair for biting wit and his nods to the glamorous and bombastic folk approach of early T-Rex and Bowie distance Destroyer from the more straightforward pop of his other band, The New Pornographers, without sacrificing any of the tunefulness of that band's approach.

If you missed Merge’s Record Store Day 2012 exclusive vinyl reissue of Destroyer’s Rubies, you can now purchase it here! Although released for RSD on ruby red vinyl, all copies of Destroyer's Rubies ordered online through the Merge store will be on white vinyl. This double-LP includes the remastered album, an exclusive 24-minute bonus track titled “Loscil’s Rubies,” and a full download of all of the songs. Note that the bonus track is available digitally only through the download coupon included with this vinyl reissue.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Rubies 09:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Your Blood 04:15 $0.99 Buy
Play European Oils 04:54 $0.99 Buy
Play Painter in Your Pocket 04:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Looters' Follies 07:26 $0.99 Buy
Play 3000 Flowers 03:46 $0.99 Buy
Play A Dangerous Woman Up to a Point 06:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Priest's Knees 03:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Watercolours into the Ocean 04:46 $0.99 Buy
Play Sick Priest Learns to Last Forever 05:53 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

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