usually don’t fall captive to pr company bait. The majority of the bands being hyped are being hyped `cause they need it or because they can pay. But the email I just got about David Bazan is an exception. For whatever reason Pedro The Lion was one of the few "indie bands" I could stomach. The list is short and includes Rilo Kiley, Mercury Rev, Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth. Others have snuck in now and again but not often.
David Bazan has his solo ep, Fewer Moving Parts, coming out June 13 and from the first song released and the song titles of the others it seems like a brave record. "Backwoods Nation (Here We Go Again)" takes a swipe at rednecks, spin doctors and frat boys all within a powerful anti-war song. David’s on tour all summer both solo and with Undertow Orchestra (Mark Eitzel, Vic Chesnut and Will Johnson) which seems like our generation’s version of the Traveling Wilburys (except with a social conscience). Buy the new ep here now. Click here for tour dates