FADER #36 cover Dan Bejar just broke music. Instead of putting four or five songs on a record and releasing it as an EP, Bejar decided he'd drop a FOURTEEN MINUTE prog synth epic, "Bay of Pigs," with actual chapters on the a-side, then take it easy on the b-side with a song that clocks in at "only" seven minutes. Bejar has made some of our favorite records of the last couple years (what up Destroyer's Rubies! How's it going, both Swan Lake albums!), so we know his overindulgence is also always ridiculously listenable. The EP comes out August 18th from the open minds at Merge.
Photographer Michael Schmelling