Some "bands" are manifestations of essentially one person. In 1995 Vancouver's Dan Bejar more or less became Destroyer: singing, writing, and playing most of his own instruments. Bejar's chief inspirations seem to be maverick U.K. songsters David Bowie and Kevin Ayers, and droll, quirky popsters like Prefab Sprout and the Monochrome Set — he's known for mordant lyrics, slightly precious vocalizing, and idiosyncratic but efficiently catchy melodies.... More >>>