"Destroyer is the `bandonym' of singer-songwriter Dan Bejar. Bejar is part of the critically acclaimed Canadian group The New Pornographers. But... Destroyer is almost as well-loved by critics." -- NPR
"Dan Bejar graces us with another hybrid glam-folk explosion ... canned electronic horns, schoolyard hand-claps, and doo-wop-style backing vocals are methodically strewn across 12 of Bejar's most consistent compositions to date to create an enchanting view into the world of one of the most enigmatic figures in indie rock." -- PopMatters
"Gee, ain't love grand? Were it not for love, the world would be a grayer, grimmer place, a place devoid of Mates of State, Sonny & Cher, and t.A.t.U. Thank love as well for bringing to life Hello Blue Roses-- the new project from Destroyer/New Pornographer/Swan Laker Dan Bejar and girlfriend/visual artist/Bonaparte bandleader (more on that later) Sydney Vermont/Hermant. Thank love and, well, boredom." -- Pitchfork
The sweetheart duo of Dan Bejar (Destroyer, New Pornographers) and visual artist/former Toronto Children's Choir girl Sydney Vermont have tied the knot around a timeless singer-songwriter album with their thirteen-track, self-titled debut. Hello Blue Roses folds the gentlest details of the last few decades together, drawing on everything from an unabashed love of '80s AOR à la Prefab Sprout to prime Aquarian-age femme folk of the '60s and '70s to create an infectious, readymade classic.