Dan Bejar's Offshore may get an official release

Back in the olden days (late ’90s), Destroyer’s Dan Bejar hooked up with July Fourth Toilet bandmates Robert Dayton and Julian Lawrence to produce the album Offshore, under the name Points Gray. But they never got around to officially releasing it. A campaign is afoot to change that. On the IndieGoGo website, the band is asking for donations (with a rewards system) to manufacture 500 vinyl copies of Offshore, including artwork by Dayton and mastering by Josh Stevenson.

“It’s quite a brilliant document of this sort of turn-of-the-century music,” Lawrence told the Straight. “I think it really captures the feeling that was going on at the time with Y2K and the whole millennium thing coming down. When Robert originally did it, he was calling it downer folk, but it ties into a whole history of folk music that goes back to the ‘60s.”

Lawrence mentioned that Points Gray might have its roots in Dayton’s affection for the cracked folkedelia of the Fugs and the Holy Modal Rounders, “but darker”. “They had almost a positive edge to them sometimes, but every song on this album is just down. There’s a song called ‘Frowny Frown’, and I guess it’s an answer to Brian Wilson’s ‘Smiley Smile’.”



Pete Land

Feb 23, 2012 at 2:07pm

Dan Bejar's Offshore seems a bit misleading.. I wasn't there and don't know the all the deets, but when you listen to this record, it seems pretty clear to me that it's Robert Dayton's Offshore with special guests Dan and the other dude.

It's a sad world we live in when any mortal indie rock star carries more weight than ROBERT FUCKING DAYTON. (not that I don't love Destroyer, but c'mon, it's ROBERT FUCKING DAYTON).


Feb 23, 2012 at 6:18pm

This album will come with an MP3 Download code.

mark gabriel

Feb 24, 2012 at 12:18pm

i would agree that "Dan Bejar's Offshore seems a bit misleading" I was there for the recording and mixing and it seemed like a collaboration of equals to me.