David Bazan


dbazmonthly05: David Bazan / Bazan Monthly Volume 1 Number 5 November 2014

Bazan Monthly Volume 1 Number 5 November 2014

Bazan Monthly Volume 1 Number 4 October 2014

David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet Volume 1

David Bazan, the songwriter and driving force behind indie band Pedro the Lion, built a following and sold a couple hundred-thousand albums based in large part on his extraordinary melodic sense and erudite, theologically-themed songs. After a decade helming the project, Bazan found himself dealing with a crisis of faith and a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, producing two incredible pieces of work under his own name in the Fewer Moving Parts EP and the 2009 full-length Curse Your Branches.

Branches is considered by many to be a legitimate masterpiece, charting Bazan's increasingly skeptical struggle with the precepts of the evangelical Christian world in which he was raised. NPR called it "an album of great music and great humanity." While Curse Your Branches is intensely personal, Strange Negotiations focuses his energies toward the external, centering on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation.

Strange Negotiations is the first full length Bazan has recorded with a band — the same band with which he toured relentlessly in support of Curse Your Branches — and the joy that he, Andy Fitts (bass), and Alex Westcoat (drums) take in playing these songs is beautiful.

upcoming shows

6 May

SPRING GREEN, WI · Shitty Barn Session

12 May

SPOKANE, WA · Bartlett 

14 May

SALT LAKE CITY, UT · Living Room Show 

15 May

FORT COLLINS, CO · Living Room Show 

16 May

OMAHA, NE · Living Room Show 

17 May

MINNEAPOLIS, MN · Living Room Show 

18 May

MADISON, WI · Living Room Show 

19 May

CHICAGO, IL · Living Room Show 

20 May

CHICAGO, IL · Living Room Show 

21 May

MORTON, IL · Living Room Show