Dan Bejar performing as Destroyer at Roskilde Festival 2011.
4 October 1972
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Chamber pop, indie pop
Vocals, guitar, piano
Labels 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 ( ; born October 4, 1972 ) is a Canadian [1 ] independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. 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. He is renowned 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 another indie supergroup, Swan Lake. He has also collaborated with his girlfriend Sydney Vermont as the duo [2 ] Hello, Blue Roses, whose debut album was released in 2008.
Personal Life [ edit ]
Bejar's father was a physicist and his mother was a Spanish teacher.
Growing up, Bejar moved frequently, and as an adult he has resided in Canada and Spain. [3 ] [3 ] Bejar attended [4 ] 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. [3 ] [3 ]
Miscellaneous [ edit ]
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. [5 ]
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