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Indie Stars Respond To Celebrity “Imagine” Video With Blink-182’s “I Miss You”

In ways that she couldn't have possibly anticipated, Gal Gadot gave the world a great gift last week. When Gadot rounded up a bunch of her friends to sing lines from John Lennon's "Imagine" into their phones, she gave us all something that we can mercilessly clown while we're stuck in quarantine. Already, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, John Lennon, Blink-182, Whitney, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Natalie Prass, Dj Harrison, Kevin Morby, Lucius, Gal Gadot, David Bazan, Danny Brown, Matthew Koma, Demi Adejuyigbe


The Negotiator

David Bazan is crying while driving. Many scenes in the new documentary Strange Negotiations find the once and future Pedro The Lion frontman alone, steering his sedan down endless highways between emotionally taxing house shows. In this one, he reaches his breaking point, despairing over the loneliness of his chosen path and the conflict between … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Pedro, David Bazan, Tomberlin, Pedro The Lion, Brandon Vedder


Watch The Trailer For The David Bazan Documentary Strange Negotiations

David Bazan formed Pedro The Lion in 1995. Over the next decade, the Seattle band released four albums of contemplative indie rock that explored Bazan's conflicted relationship with his own Christianity and won him a legion of devoted fans. And then, in 2006, he walked away from all of it -- the band and his … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Seattle, Pedro, BazAn, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion


A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “No Such Luck (Surprise, Surprise)” – Exclusive Premiere

Rick Barry enjoys working in his garden. Sometimes it seems that he’s happier getting his hands in the dirt than he is getting his hands on a guitar. And yet, he still manages to gift us periodically with some new music. The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter was a Grand Prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song “Courage For a Rainy Day” and he was also awarded second place in the same contest for “Graphic Narrative.” Both songs appeared on his debut album Declaration of C...
Tags: Music, New York, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Lincoln Center, West Coast, East Coast, Ken Shane, A Fan's Notes, Rick, Dylan, David Bazan, Asbury Park, Popdose Exclusives, Rick Barry


A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “No Such Luck (Surprise, Surprise)” (Exclusive Single Premiere)

Rick Barry enjoys working in his garden. Sometimes it seems that he’s happier getting his hands in the dirt than he is getting his hands on a guitar. And yet, he still manages to gift us periodically with some new music. The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter was a Grand Prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song “Courage For a Rainy Day” and he was also awarded second place in the same contest for “Graphic Narrative.” Both songs appeared on his debut album Declaration of C...
Tags: Music, New York, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Lincoln Center, West Coast, East Coast, Ken Shane, A Fan's Notes, Rick, Dylan, David Bazan, Asbury Park, Popdose Exclusives, Rick Barry


Pedro The Lion's Homecoming, 15 Years In The Making

Pedro the Lion's latest album, Phoenix, houses many of David Bazan's childhood memories and stunning moments of personal poetry.(Image credit: Ryan Russell/Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, Pedro, Phoenix, David Bazan, Ryan Russell Courtesy


SXSW Film Review: ‘Strange Negotiations’

In a era when some mainstream entertainers have transitioned to targeting faith-based audiences, David Bazan is moving in the other direction. The gifted songwriter’s ersatz band Pedro the Lion was perhaps the most successful Christian indie rock act of its time, and the first to significantly cross over to secular fans. Then he ditched that persona (and […]
Tags: Reviews, Sxsw, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion, Brandon Vedder, Strange Negotiations


The Return of Pedro the Lion

On Phoenix, David Bazan resurrects his former band to revisit his childhood in the desert. [Author: [email protected] (Aarik Danielsen)]
Tags: Music, Religion, Phoenix, David Bazan, Aarik Danielsen


Shorties (An Interview with Deborah Eisenberg, An Interview with Kim Gordon & Steve Gunn, and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Deborah Eisenberg. Stereogum interviewed musicians Kim Gordon and Steve Gunn. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$1.99 today: Girl at War by Sara Novic V...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Pedro, Kim Gordon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Roxane Gay, David Bazan, Steve Gunn, Sara Nović, Michelle Tea, Alice Sola Kim, Joseph Andrew Thompson, Deborah Eisenberg An Interview, Deborah Eisenberg Stereogum, Astralingua Esmé Weijun Wang


David Bazan Rises Like a 'Phoenix' with Pedro the Lion

From the whispery indie rock of 1998 debut It's Hard to Find a Friend, David Bazan has always been the true orchestrator of three-piece rock outfit Pedro the Lion, arranging and playing the majority of guitar, drums, and bass while he narrates his life stories and intimate thoughts on religion, politics, and everything in between. However, around 2006, Bazan became insecure about his unconventional creative process of writing parts and finding bandmates to play it with him, leading to a shed...
Tags: Music, Review, Rock, Music Review, Pedro, Devil, Phoenix, Samuel, Alternative Rock, Springsteen, BazAn, David Bazan, Indie Rock, Polyvinyl Records, Ebenezer Scrooge, Pedro The Lion


Shorties (Carmen MariaMachado Profiled, An Interview with David Bazan, and more)

Entertainment Weekly profiled author Carmen Maria Machado. Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Pedro the Lion's David Bazan. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$3.99 today: The Lonesome Body...
Tags: Music, New York, David, Lou Reed, Pedro, Brooklynvegan, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lauren Groff, Tessa Hadley, David Bazan, Bradford Cox, Xiu Xiu, Carmen Maria Machado, Shana Cleveland, Sophie Mackintosh


Shorties (Carmen Maria Machado Profiled, An Interview with David Bazan, and more)

Entertainment Weekly profiled author Carmen Maria Machado. Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Pedro the Lion's David Bazan. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$3.99 today: The Lonesome Body...
Tags: Music, New York, David, Lou Reed, Pedro, Brooklynvegan, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lauren Groff, Tessa Hadley, David Bazan, Bradford Cox, Xiu Xiu, Carmen Maria Machado, Shana Cleveland, Sophie Mackintosh


Stream Pedro The Lion’s Reunion Album Phoenix

In 1995, David Bazan formed the Seattle-based band Pedro The Lion. Over the next decade, the band developed a reputation, exploring thorny issues like depression and Bazan's conflicted relationship with his Christian faith, doing it through burly and contemplative indie rock. they released four albums before Bazan ended Pedro The Lion in 2006. And now … More »
Tags: Music, Seattle, Pedro, Album Stream, BazAn, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion


Pedro The Lion – “Quietest Friend” Video

A little over a year ago, David Bazan resurrected his late-90s/early-'00s project Pedro The Lion to play a few shows and record a new album, the first Pedro The Lion album in over a decade. We spoke to him about the revival at the time, and now that album, the aptly … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Pedro, David Bazan, Jason Lester, Pedro The Lion


Pedro The Lion – “Model Homes”

David Bazan is recording under the Pedro The Lion name again, with a new album called Phoenix on the way and a bunch of 2019 tour dates lined up. We spoke to Bazan about getting the band back together, symbolically speaking, about a year ago. And then, back in October, he announced the … More »
Tags: Music, Pedro, Phoenix, BazAn, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion


Pedro The Lion: Tiny Desk Concert

No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
Tags: News, Pedro, David Bazan


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 his family revealed that he had been diagnosed with hepatitis and liver and kidney distress shortly before his death. Secretly Canadian posthumously released his final album, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Fruit Bats, Dan Auerbach, Damien Jurado, Lucius, David Bazan, Richard Swift, Jonathan Rado, James Mercer, Pure Bathing Culture, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Jessie Baylin, Gardens And Villa, James Mercer Dan Auerbach


Pedro the Lion :: Yellow Bike

There’s a strange healing that comes from a long ride by yourself. Something about the sensation of continual forward movement, the openness of the road contributing to the openness of your head. Even when it gets lonely — and it does get lonely, it has to — there’s a magic to it. Wherever you are, […]
Tags: Music, Pedro, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion


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 cult Seattle band returned for four reunion shows and promised new material. During those initial reunion gigs, we spoke to him at length about … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Seattle, Pedro, David Bazan, Jason Lester, Pedro The Lion


David Bazan Returns To Pedro The Lion With 'Yellow Bike'

In his warm, worn tone, David Bazan returns to Pedro the Lion in a song that connects childhood to lessons learned over a lifetime.(Image credit: Ryan Russell/Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion, Ryan Russell Courtesy


This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 31, 2018

Anna Calvi's Hunter album is her most complex yet, one of the year's strongest releases. Mogwai's KIN, Saintseneca's Pillar of Na, and Wild Nothing's Indigo are other new releases I can recommend. Reissues include a vinyl edition of Sufjan Stevens' The Avalanche album. This week's interesting music releases: Aaron Lee Tasjan: Karma For Cheap Alkaline Trio: Is This Thing Cursed? Amos Lee: My New Moon Anna Calvi: Hunter The Band: Music From Big Pink - 50th Anniversary (remastered and expa...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, David, Meghan Trainor, Mogwai, Morrissey, Ayahuasca, Hunter, Saintseneca, Roger Miller, David Bazan, Soundgarden, Jethro Tull, Jake Shimabukuro, Anna Calvi


Kevin Devine – “Prehistoric” (Now, Now Cover)

Earlier this month, Kevin Devine revealed that for his latest Devinyl Splits series entry, he and David Bazan would be covering songs by Now, Now from the Minneapolis band's 2012 sophomore album Threads. We've already heard Bazan's take on the quasi-title track and today Devine has shared his interpretation of "Prehistoric." He subtracts the … More »
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, Kevin Devine, BazAn, David Bazan, Devine, Now Now


Shorties (An Interview with Geoff Dyer, An Interview with Liz Phair, and more)

The Creative Independent interviewed author Geoff Dyer. PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Liz Phair. Vol. 1 Brooklyn listed July's books. Steve Albini shared a food diary at Grub Street. Vogue recommended books for summer reading. The A.V. Club previewed 2018's forthcoming music. Teal Mango listed 2018's best books by South Asian authors so far. David Bazan covered Now, Now's "Thread." and Literary Hub interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh. The Paris Review pee...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Steve Albini, Liz Phair, Deafheaven, Molly Nilsson, Ty Segall, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, V Club, David Bazan, Ottessa Moshfegh, Maggie Nelson, Geoff Dyer An Interview, Geoff Dyer PopMatters


David Bazan Unravels Now, Now's 'Thread'

David Bazan brings the downcast indie-rock banger to its raging crisis. In the process, he resurrects the sonic sphere of Pedro the Lion. (Image credit: Ryan Russell/Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, David Bazan, Ryan Russell Courtesy


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 The Lion moniker. For Devinyl Splits No. 8, both Devine and Bazan opted to cover tracks from Now, Now's Threads, the Minneapolis duo's 2012 sophomore album that preceded this … More »
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, Kevin Devine, BazAn, David Bazan, Devine, Now Now


David Bazan Resurrects Pedro The Lion After More Than A Decade

Before his indie rock band Pedro the Lion dissolved in 2006, David Bazan had been questioning his relationship with God. Now, he's back touring and working on a new album under the old moniker.(Image credit: Ryan Russell)
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Pedro The Lion Frontman Says Becoming A Dad Was The Turning Point In His Religious Journey

It's been over a decade since David Bazan has created music under the moniker, Pedro the Lion. Now he's on tour with the band and working on a new album. NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the singer.
Tags: News, Npr, Pedro, David Bazan, Sarah McCammon


Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker release Pedro the Lion cover

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker put a unique spin on this Pedro the Lion song and they sound brilliant doing so. Proceeds will be donated to 1 Million 4 Anna. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Manchester Orchestra, Music News, Pedro, Julien Baker, Andrew Sacher, David Bazan, Andy Hull, Anna Continue, Pedro The Lion


Manchester Orchestra & Julien Baker – “Bad Things To Such Good People” (Pedro The Lion Cover)

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker have teamed up for a cover of Pedro The Lion's "Bad Things To Such Good People," off the David Bazan project's 2000 album Winners Never Quit. They recorded the song at Manchester Orchestra's studio in Atlanta. Proceeds from the track will benefit the 1 Million 4 … More »
Tags: Music, Atlanta, Manchester Orchestra, Julien Baker, David Bazan, Pedro The Lion


H.C. McEntire opening Pedro the Lion reunion tour

Mount Moriah frontwoman H.C. McEntire recently released her excellent solo debut Lionheart on Merge, featuring collaborations with Angel Olsen, William Tyler, Mary Lattimore, Tift Merritt, Phil Cook, and others, and mentorship from Kathleen Hanna... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Music News, Pedro, Tour Dates, Andrew Sacher, David Bazan, Mount Moriah, Kathleen Hanna, McEntire, Pedro The Lion, HC McEntire