The Lions Are Loose!

Fans grieved when Pedro the Lion retired earlier this year. Devotees of the David Bazan and Tim Walsh pairing should take heart to hear that the two are working on individual projects and both have solo work ready for some serious pre-break-up comparisons.

The new EP from Bazan is titled "Fewer Moving Parts" and was released this week on Jade Tree Records.

David speaks about the EP on his website:

The 10-song EP includes two different versions of five new Bazan songs. One version is stripped down acoustic and another version has full-instrumentation. "FEWER MOVING PARTS" is hands-down Bazan’s finest work to date.

Here’s a tracklisting:

Selling Advertising
How I Remember
Fewer Broken Pieces
Cold Beer and Cigarettes
Backwoods Nation
Selling Advertising (acoustic)
How I Remember (acoustic)
Fewer Broken Pieces (acoustic)
Cold Beer and Cigarettes (acoustic)
Backwoods Nation (acoustic)

Digital Test Driving of the EP is available on his myspace page.

David Bazan LPs are on the horizon for early 2007 release so make your new year’s resolution now to get more Bazan in your life.

David hits the road tonight in Chicago:

Thu 06/15 Chicago IL @ Schubas
Fri 06/16 Cleveland OH @ The Grog Shop
Sat 06/17 Toronto ON @ Music Gallery
Sun 06/18 Montreal QC @ Mile End Cultural Center
Mon 06/19 Cambridge MA @ T.T. the Bear’s
Tue 06/20 Brooklyn NY @ Southpaw (early show)
Wed 06/21 Hoboken NJ @ Maxwell’s (early show)
Thu 06/22 Philadelphia PA @ World Cafe Live
Fri 06/23 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage
Sat 06/24 Pittsburgh PA @ Club Cafe Live
Sun 06/25 Newport KY @ Southgate House – Parlor
Wed 07/19 Portland OR @ Doug Fir – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Thu 07/20 Eugene OR @ WOW Hall – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Fri 07/21 Chico CA @ Market Cafe – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Sat 07/22 Modesto CA @ Xclamation Festival w/ Micah P. Hinson
Sun 07/23 Pomona CA @ Glass House – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Mon 07/24 San Diego CA @ The Casbah – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Tue 07/25 Los Angeles CA @ Tangiers – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Thu 07/27 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill – w/ Micah P. Hinson
Sat 07/29 Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern – w/ Micah P. Hinson

Tim Walsh is working solo under the moniker The Soft Drugs. This month saw a preview of his new song The Pitch. Other Soft Drugs maybe consumed at Tim’s myspace space. The new CD, "In Moderation," is available now.

Tracklist this:

01 The Pitch
02 Defending The Paint
03 Brand New Name
04 Don’t Sweat It
05 Broken Truces

In the Northwest? Come out in force for Tim:

Jun 22 2006, Tractor Tavern, Seattle
Jun 23 2006, Doug Fir, Portland, OR

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