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That Grand Sense Of Melancholy: David Bazan On Resurrecting Pedro The Lion

From the outside, nothing in David Bazan’s world seems out of the ordinary. On a chilly December evening in a nicely generic and antiseptic-smelling hotel…
Robert Ham | December 27, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Sounding Board

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Album Time

Do you hear what I hear? Not the spooky cackling of our nation's ghouls -- the sound of sleigh bells on the horizon. It's Halloween,…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2016 - 3:43 pm

Radiohead Week

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we're reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum's free, downloadable compilation was released in July…
Scott Lapatine | March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

More David Bazan stories

Richard Swift Tribute 7″ Series The Fug Yep Soundation Features James Mercer, Dan Auerbach, & More

Indie-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Richard Swift passed away this summer at the far-too-young age of 41. Swift had battled with alcoholism for years, and…
Peter Helman | November 8, 2018 - 5:35 pm

Pedro The Lion – “Yellow Bike” Video

David Bazan’s project Pedro The Lion dissolved in 2006 after a decade of making obsessively anguished and religiously conflicted indie folk. But last year, the…
Gil Green | October 30, 2018 - 10:12 am

David Bazan – “Thread” (Now, Now Cover)

The latest entry in Kevin Devine's Devinyl Splits series is with David Bazan, the grizzled songwriter who is in the midst of resurrecting his Pedro…
James Rettig | July 9, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Pedro The Lion Announce Reunion Shows

In the late '90s and early '00s, the Seattle band Pedro The Lion released four albums of thoughtfully anguished, religiously devoted indie folk. Along the…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Premiere

Silver Torches – “If I Reach”

Silver Torches is the project of Seattle singer-songwriter Erik Walters, a member of the touring band for Perfume Genius and David Bazan. He's following up…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2017 - 11:03 am

Stream Pedro The Lion/Starflyer 59 Supergroup Lo Tom’s Debut Album

The fan base for Pedro The Lion and Starflyer 59 was never exclusive to the loosely defined Christian rock community, but for many people in…
Chris DeVille | July 12, 2017 - 9:24 am

Lo Tom – “Overboard”

Lo Tom is a new supergroup of sorts featuring erstwhile members of Pedro The Lion (David Bazan, TW Walsh) and Starflyer 59 (Trey Many, Jason…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm

David Bazan – “The Devil In His Youth” (Protomartyr Cover)

As of this coming Saturday, Donald Trump will have been in office for 100 days. Among other things, that means the impending end of Secretly…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Premiere

Stream David Bazan Care

Former Pedro The Lion leader David Bazan is back with a fresh batch of material called Care. After a busy 2016, during which Bazan released…
Kim Ilkowski | March 6, 2017 - 9:45 am

Stream SAD! (A Barsuk Compilation For The ACLU)

It may be a terrible time for our country, but it's a great time for charity compilation albums. In the wake up Trump's inauguration, we've…
Peter Helman | January 22, 2017 - 6:12 pm

David Bazan – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Cover)

The former Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan has been releasing solo Christmas songs since 2002, and he's collecting 10 of the long out-of-print tracks…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Premiere

David Bazan – “Long Way Around The Sea” (Low Cover)

Most indie-rock types have an awkward relationship with Christmas music, a genre steeped in sentimentality and tradition that are theoretically opposed to the underground's progressive…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2016 - 12:02 pm

David Bazan – “Kept Secrets” (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Pedro The Lion leader David Bazan is back with a new solo album called Blanco next month. Recorded with Crystal Skulls co-founder Yuuki Matthews,…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2016 - 10:23 am
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