Hello, Blue Roses

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Hello, Blue Roses
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Locust Music
Associated acts Bonaparte
Members Dan Bejar
Sydney Hermant

Hello, Blue Roses is a Canadian musical collaboration[1] involving Dan Bejar (of Destroyer and The New Pornographers) and his girlfriend, Sydney Hermant, a visual artist from Vancouver.

History[edit]

Hello, Blue Roses was created by Bejar and Hermant in 2008. Their name is a reference to a line from Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie. They released their debut album, The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty..., in 2008 through by Locust Music.[2][3]

In February, 2015 the pair released a second album, WZO, through JAZ Records.[4] Most of the songs were written by Hermant.[5][6] It was distributed as both a digital download and limited-edition vinyl LP.

Discography[edit]

"The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty..." Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hello Blue Roses" - 2:35
  2. "Scarecrow" - 2:21
  3. "Paquita Reads by Candlelight" - 1:05
  4. "Shadow Falls" - 3:10
  5. "Heron Song" - 3:03
  6. "St. Angela" - 4:43
  7. "Coming Through Imposture" - 2:31
  8. "Golden Fruit" - 2:45
  9. "Come Darkness" - 2:32
  10. "Sunny Skies" - 3:05
  11. "Mediterranean Snow" - 2:34
  12. "Skeleton Aim" - 2:11
  13. "Sickly Star" - 2:32
  14. "Hymn" - 4:28

"WZO" Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amulet" - 2:56
  2. 'Telepathy' - 01:47
  3. 'Errant Sophia' - 02:53
  4. 'Brutalist Brick' - 04:01
  5. 'Wild Reed (A Crone's Advice to Her Daughter, Wild Reed)' - 03:46
  6. 'Crashing' - 02:24
  7. 'Wading Pools' - 01:59
  8. 'Ghosts' - 03:23
  9. 'Alizarian Cream' - 02:06
  10. 'Speak To Me' - 03:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. March 2008. pp. 102–. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dan Bejar's Hello, Blue Roses Release New LP". Exclaim!, By Alex Hudson Feb 04, 2015
  3. ^ "Hello, Blue Roses The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty". Exclaim!, By Brock Thiessen Jan 22, 2008
  4. ^ "Destroyer’s Dan Bejar and Sydney Hermant suddenly resurrect Hello Blue Roses with the surprise album WZO". Chart Attack, Simone Zucker - Feb 4, 2015
  5. ^ "Hello Blue Roses – WZO". Consequences of Sound, Adam Kivel. on February 10, 2015
  6. ^ "Hello, Blue Roses's WZO serenely shimmers". Georgia Straight, by Alex Hudson on April 8th, 2015

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