We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge

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We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge
We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge Original.jpg
Studio album by Destroyer
Released March, 1996
October 24, 2006 (Reissue)
Recorded February and June 1995
Genre Indie rock
Length 35:55
Label Tinker, Scratch Records
Destroyer chronology
We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge
Ideas for Songs
Alternative Cover
2006 Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork (6.5/10)[1]

We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge is the debut album by Destroyer. Originally released on Tinker Recordings in 1996, it was reissued by Scratch Records on October 24, 2006.[2]

The album's title is an allusion to Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, in which Mikhail Kutuzov, the commander of the Russian army, promises to build Napoleon and the French army a "golden bridge" out of Russia - that is, to allow the French to continue on their hasty retreat without attempting to do battle, which would only bring about needless destruction and loss of life.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Bejar.

No. Title Length
1. "Revolution" 1:15
2. "J. Tailor" 2:44
3. "Smith" 1:11
4. "I, as McCarthy" 2:01
5. "Mending Song" 1:08
6. "Leave Little Fiddler (Alone)" 4:06
7. "The Pornographers" 0:57
8. "War on Jazz" 3:00
9. "Islands in the Stream" 1:31
10. "Saddestroyer" 3:14
11. "Streets of Fire" 1:50
12. "Rose Fleched This" 3:27
13. "Breakin' the Law" 2:38
14. "Whistilin' Dixie (She Shoots)" 3:08
15. "Riots" 1:33
16. "Knowing When to Leave (Slang Mix)" 2:12
Total length: 35:55



  1. ^ Bowers, William (November 8, 2006). "Destroyer: We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=426