Little Destroyer Announce New Album '1134,' Share "sucker4u"

The Vancouver band's latest offering is "part cathartic release and part raucous reclamation of their musical identity"
Little Destroyer Announce New Album '1134,' Share 'sucker4u'
Not to be confused with regular-sized Destroyer, Vancouver's Little Destroyer have announced their new album, sharing the news alongside a video for new single "sucker4u."

Arriving October 18 through Tiny Kingdom, 1134 was produced by JUNO nominee Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, the New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara). The new offering from the three-piece is described as being "part cathartic release and part raucous reclamation of their musical identity" in press notes.

Like everything else lately, 1134 was born of the pandemic, which forced Little Destroyer to take a much-needed break and realign as a group.

"We didn't see each other for eight months," the band's Chris Weiss said in a statement. "Having to be apart really defined our creative process. We've always either been in a jam space or writing room together, and often with a producer in the wings. In a jam space setting you're very much feeding off each other and there's an ebb and flow and things are happening so fluidly. When you're apart, and you're in your own head, you're not able to bounce it off their expression."

That disconnect is nowhere to be seen on the seething singles previously released from the album, "love and anarchy" and "hitman." However, new kick drum-driven single "sucker4u" apparently almost made the band call it quits.

"Perfect that the song that almost broke up the band is about the most all-consuming, overwhelming human experience; love," bandleader Allie Sheldan explained. "Nothing is more adept at turning reasonable people into absolute bumbling fools. Like a suddenly implanted self-destruct button. This song was a coming-to-terms with the reality that I was now an absolute love-sick sucker. Pathetic."

In the Wayne Moreheart-directed video, they turn the wretched experience of feeling into ample opportunity for a Motörhead cosplay, throwing a pretty killer pity party from the plains to the pool.
 
Watch the "sucker4u" visual below, and keep scrolling for the full 1134 tracklisting.


1134:

1. godcomplex
2. sucker4u
3. hitman
4. only way out
5. timezone
6. love and anarchy
7. xbar
8. it's been a while