From the very first stages of creating Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction frontman Daniel Leopold found himself at the mercy of inspiration in a way he’d never experienced. “This is our first album that happened out of necessity,” says Daniel, singer/guitarist for the newly Austin-based band.

The fourth full-length from Leopold and His Fiction, Darling Destroyer, is a savage yet soulful sound testifying to Daniel’s Detroit heritage. “I hear my upbringing in this album more than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” Daniel says. Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop- minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins.