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David Bazan

David Bazan has never had the answers. His first two solo records, 2009's Curse Your Branches and 2011's Strange Negotiations lived inside questions. Questions of politics, of relationships, of addiction, and of God. For anyone looking to art to remove doubt, Bazan is not that refuge. With a catalogue that orbits the darkest corners of the human experience, his songs are the tiny pinprick of light, the first breath coming up for air, the rest stop on a trip with no destination. Having spent half of the last decade on tour, away from home, David Bazan's new album reflects the wandering life of a traveling troubadour. And while there is joy in that life, Blanco is born of its challenges. It's what, and whom, he leaves at home that you hear on Blanco. Made up of tracks that were previously available in a very limited edition 7" vinyl series called Bazan Monthly, Volume 1 and Volume 2, Bazan turned to northwest indie-rock veteran Yuuki Matthews, who both co-produced Strange Negotiations and co-founded celebrated indie band Crystal Skulls, to help craft the endeavor. "I walked in thinking that we would have to scrap all the ideas I had as garbage once he heard them" says Bazan. "Instead he said these are great, let's get started." Over the next twelve months the pair would record over a dozen songs together, ten of which comprise Blanco.

David Bazan covers Protomartyr song for "Our First 100 Days"

The people behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the recent US election have continued with "Our First 100 Days", releasing a new song every day for the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. David Bazan contributed a cover of Protomartyr's "The Devil in His Youth" — listen here (Bazan's is the 97th track). 27 Apr 2017

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bark163: David Bazan / Blanco
  • Trouble With Boys
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bark113: David Bazan / Strange Negotiations
  • Wolves At The Door
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upcoming shows

15 Sep  

Pioneertown/Joshua Tree CA  @ Pappy & Harriet's

16 Sep  

Los Angeles CA  @ Wiltern

17 Sep  

Anaheim CA  @ House of Blues

18 Sep  

Santa Ana CA  @ Observatory

20 Sep  

San Diego CA  @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

22 Sep  

San Luis Obispo CA  @ Fremont Theater

23 Sep  

San Francisco CA  @ Masonic

26 Sep  

Portland OR  @ Roseland Theatre

28 Sep  

Bellingham WA  @ Mount Baker Theatre

29 Sep  

Spokane WA  @ Knitting Factory