Dan Bejar

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Dan Bejar
Dan Bejar - Destroyer - Roskilde Festival 2011.jpg
Dan Bejar performing with Destroyer at Roskilde Festival 2011.
Background information
Born (1972-10-04) 4 October 1972 (age 41)
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Chamber pop, indie pop
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1995–present
Labels Tinker, Granted Passage Cassettes, Merge, Endearing, Jagjaguwar, Locust Records, Rough Trade, Misra Records
Associated acts Destroyer, The New Pornographers, Swan Lake, Hello, Blue Roses, aaron schroeder & the mustaches, Bonaparte, Heartbreak Scene

Daniel Bejar (/ˈbhɑr/; born October 4, 1972[1]) is an independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. He is renowned for his challenging and often cryptic lyrics and unorthodox vocals featured in many of his songs. Bejar has gained widespread popularity through his musical collaborations with Vancouver indie-rock band The New Pornographers, but has released far more material as the frontman of his band Destroyer. In 2006, he joined with Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown and Wolf Parade to create another indie group known as Swan Lake.[2] He has more recently collaborated with his girlfriend Sydney Vermont's band Bonaparte, as well as joining with her to form the duo Hello, Blue Roses, whose debut album The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty... was released in January 2008.

A March 2011 article in The New Yorker revealed the visual artist Dan Bejar's elaborate efforts at impersonating the musical Dan Bejar, creating confusion and errors in media coverage between the two different men with the same name.[3]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label Band
1996
We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge
Tinker Records
Destroyer
1997
Ideas for Songs
Granted Passage Cassettes
Destroyer
1998
City of Daughters
Endearing/Triple Crown Audio
Destroyer
1999
Offshore
Tedium House
Points Gray
2000
Vancouver Nights
Endearing
Vancouver Nights
2000
Mass Romantic
(CA: Mint Records; US and EU: Matador Records)
The New Pornographers
2000
Thief
Catsup Plate/Triple Crown Audio/Cave Canem Records
Destroyer
2001
Streethawk: A Seduction
Misra/Talitres Records
Destroyer
2002
This Night
Merge/Talitres Records
Destroyer
2003
Electric Version
(CA: Mint Records; US and EU: Matador Records)
The New Pornographers
2004
Your Blues
Merge/Talitres/Acuarela Discos
Destroyer
2005
Notorious Lightning & Other Works (EP)
Merge
Destroyer
2005
Twin Cinema
(CA: Mint Records; US and EU: Matador Records)
The New Pornographers
2006
Destroyer's Rubies
Merge
Destroyer
2006
Beast Moans
Jagjaguwar
Swan Lake
2007
Challengers
(CA: Last Gang Records; US and EU: Matador Records)
The New Pornographers
2007
The Szabo Songbook
Fayettenam Records
Heartbreak Scene
2008
The Portrait Is Finished...
Locust Records
Hello, Blue Roses
2008
Trouble in Dreams
Merge/Rough Trade
Destroyer
2009
Enemy Mine
Jagjaguwar
Swan Lake
2009
Bay of Pigs (EP)
Merge
Destroyer
2010
Together
Matador Records
The New Pornographers
2010
Archer on the Beach (EP)
Merge
Destroyer
2011
Kaputt
Merge
Destroyer
2013
Five Spanish Songs (EP)
Merge
Destroyer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt LaMay "Pitchfork Interviews: Destroyer", Pitchforkmedia.com, June 12, 2006
  2. ^ Matthew Solarski, "Exclusive: Mercer, Bejar, Krug Join Forces as Swan Lake", PitchforkMedia.com, March 28, 2006.
  3. ^ http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2011/03/21/110321ta_talk_sanneh

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