David Bazan Plays Pedro The Lion Songs
Thursday 31st January 2013
At The Basement
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £10 / £12
Melting Vinyl are delighted to announce that Seattle born Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan will be visiting us at The Basement in January with his solo material and digging deep into his catalogue of Pedro The Lion songs!
David Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a few hundred-thousand albums based in large part on his extraordinary melodic sense and erudite, theologically-themed songs. After a decade helming the project, he found himself embroiled in a major personal philosophical and spiritual cataclysm, wrapped in a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, ditching the Pedro moniker in favour of his given name and producing two incredible pieces of work in the Fewer Moving Parts EP (2007) and the full-length album Curse Your Branches (2009).
While Curse Your Branches documents an intensely personal and complex struggle, Bazan’s new album Strange Negotiations focuses his energies toward the external, centring on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation.
David Bazan will be touring Europe in 2013, including our intimate Brighton show at The Basement, for the first time in a few years and will be digging deep into his catalogue to play Pedro The Lion songs along with Bazan solo songs.