Recent multitasking by Dan Bejar—in addition to penning several tunes for last year’s New Pornographers disc, he also just released an album with his girlfriend as Hello, Blue Roses—hasn’t diluted the potent weirdness of his Destroyer project, whose new Trouble in Dreams features another batch of his alien-Bowie ballads and art-glam “rockers.” With Colossal Yes and Andre Ethier. — MIKAEL WOOD
Kory Grow on Hello, Blue Roses’ The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty . . .