Five Spanish Songs

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MRG498 | Release Date November 25, 2013

On November 25, Destroyer releases Five Spanish Songs, an EP of songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro.

Produced by JC/DC and recorded at their studio in Vancouver earlier this summer, Five Spanish Songs features musical contributions from Nicolas Bragg, David Carswell, John Collins, Stephen Hamm, and Josh Wells.

Dan Bejar writes:
It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that's about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I've been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it...

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Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Maria de las nieves 04:48 $0.99 Buy
Play Del monton 02:32 $0.99 Buy
Play El rito 03:35 $0.99 Buy
Play Babieca 05:34 $0.99 Buy
Play Bye Bye 03:00 $0.99 Buy

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