Song Premiere: Dead Man Winter, “Destroyer”

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Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett has released a new song under his solo project Dead Man Winter. “Destroyer” is the first single off Simonett’s upcoming album Furnace, which drops January 27. The album is said to be extremely personal, focusing heavily on the emotional effects of Simonett’s divorce and the subsequent splintering of his family.

“Destroyer is about… well… destroying,” says Simonett. “I wrote it while confronting the feeling that every time I get some stability in my life, career, relationship, artistic, my tendency is to fully tear it apart. I should really stop doing that. Sometimes it honestly feels like I’m allergic to happiness. Or maybe chaos is where I am ultimately most comfortable. Though, to be honest, I’d hesitate to ever call myself comfortable. Life’s a funny little devil, ain’t it?”

Listen to “Destroyer” and see a list of Dead Man Winter’s upcoming tour dates below. Furnace is available for pre-order on the Dead Man Winter website.

Feb 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Feb 17 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Feb 18 – Duluth, MN – Pizza Luce
Feb 19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Feb 23 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Feb 24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Feb 25 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Feb 26 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
Mar 09 – Menasha, WI – Source Public House
Mar 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Mar 20 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station
Mar 21 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
Mar 23 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Mar 25 – Portland, OR – Aladdin
Mar 27 – Arcata, CA – Humbrews
Mar 28 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Mar 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 30 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Mar 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Apr 01 – Santa Fe, NM – The Bridge