Dan Bejar performing with Destroyer at Roskilde Festival 2011.
4 October 1972 |
||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
||Chamber pop, indie pop
||Tinker, Granted Passage Cassettes, Merge, Endearing, Jagjaguwar, Locust Records, Rough Trade, Misra Records
||Destroyer, The New Pornographers, Swan Lake, Hello, Blue Roses, aaron schroeder & the mustaches, Bonaparte, Heartbreak Scene
Daniel Bejar (pron.: /ˈbeɪhɑr/; born October 4, 1972) 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. 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.
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