|Born||4 October 1972|
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Chamber pop, indie pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|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|
Daniel Bejar (//; born October 4, 1972) is an independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bejar is known for his musical collaborations with Vancouver indie rock band The New Pornographers, and has released material as the frontman of his band Destroyer. He is known for his poetic and often cryptic lyrics as well as his unorthodox vocals. In 2006, he joined with Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown and Wolf Parade as part of indie supergroup Swan Lake. He has also collaborated with his girlfriend Sydney Hermant as the duo Hello, Blue Roses, whose debut album was released in 2008.
Bejar's father was a Spanish physicist and his mother was a Spanish teacher. Growing up, Bejar moved frequently, and as an adult he has resided in Canada and Spain. Bejar attended University of British Columbia for three years: "To my credit, I eventually dropped out; to my discredit, I waited three years to do it. I was taking mostly English and Philosophy classes, fooling myself into thinking I might be an academic." He has one daughter.
A March 2011 article in The New Yorker revealed the visual artist Dan Bejar's elaborate efforts at impersonating the singer, creating confusion and errors in media coverage between the two different men with the same name.
- Matt LaMay "Pitchfork Interviews: Destroyer", Pitchforkmedia.com, June 12, 2006
- Matthew Solarski, "Exclusive: Mercer, Bejar, Krug Join Forces as Swan Lake" Archived 2008-03-16 at the Wayback Machine., PitchforkMedia.com, March 28, 2006.
- Hello Blue Roses' Bandcamp page , Bandcamp.com.
- "5-10-15-20: Destroyer | Features". Pitchfork. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
- "An Interview with Destroyer's Dan Bejar". Freewilliamsburg.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
- "Two Bejars". The New Yorker. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2015-09-05.