Bazan + Deerhoof 7″ Single: We Need Your Help!

UPDATE: November 17

We had over 300 people send ideas for us to check out. We can’t thank you enough for being part of this. It was really hard to pick just one because we had so many good submissions to choose from. But we’ve picked a winner and have been in touch with the artist to work out the details. We’ll make an official announcement and show you the final cover on Monday, November 21.

Thanks again for your help. We look forward to doing more projects like this in the future.

Bob (David’s manager)

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Attention photographers, artists, designers, illustrators!

David Bazan recently collaborated with Deerhoof for their ongoing split 7″ series.

Side A is David singing over an instrumental version of Deerhoof’s song “No One Asked To Dance.” The B side is a new version of the Headphones song “Gas and Matches” recorded live-in-the studio while Bazan and his band were on tour last summer.

We need your help creating artwork for the record sleeve. We are looking for original photos, art, designs, or illustrations.

Submissions must be no larger than 600 pixels x 600 pixels @ 72dpi. If we pick yours we’ll get in touch to arrange delivery of a hi-resolution version. All submissions must be original work, fully owned and controlled by you.

We don’t need totally finished designs unless your are into doing it. Just the cover image, really. We’ll do all the technical stuff and make it ready for printing on our end.

We’d like to trade some of our stuff in exchange for you letting us use your creative work. You’ll get a copy of the record autographed by David Bazan and Deerhoof, Bazan t-shirt, Deerhoof t-shirt, a lifetime pass good for any and all Bazan headline shows and a one-time payment of $150.

We’ll also make sure you have credit for your work on the back of the sleeve and we’ll post a link to your website on our website.

If this seems like something you want to do… please submit your ideas to bazanhoof@davidbazan.com by Monday, November 14. We’ll sort through all of the submissions and choose a winner on Friday, November 18.

Win a Bazan Lifetime Pass!

Enter to win at any of the Bazan Band shows in November and December. We’ll pick a winner at the end of each show. You’ll get a special lifetime pass good for free entry into any Bazan show forever. That’s right, free admission to any Bazan show… FOREVER. This includes band shows, solo shows and living room shows. If you want to go to 100 Bazan shows for free… you can! If you want to go to a Bazan show 10 years from now for free… you can!

Very few restrictions apply. It has to be a Bazan headlining show and it can’t be a festival show where we don’t control the guest list. Other than that… you are good to go… anyplace, anytime.

11/01 Tue – Spokane WA – A Club
11/02 Wed – Boise ID – Neurolux
11/04 Fri – Colorado Springs – The Black Sheep
11/05 Sat – Lawrence KS – Bottleneck
11/06 Sun – Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
11/07 Mon – Iowa City IA – Blue Moose Taphouse (upstairs)
11/09 Wed – Milwaukee WI – Cactus Club
11/10 Thu – Indianapolis IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
11/11 Fri – Newport KY – Southgate House
11/12 Sat – Grand Rapids MI – Ladies Literary Club
11/13 Sun – Pittsburgh PA – Brillobox
11/14 Mon – Hoboken NJ – Maxwell’s
11/15 Tue – Baltimore MD – Ottobar
11/17 Thu – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
11/18 Fri – Norfolk VA – Jewish Mother
11/19 Sat – Charlotte NC – Evening Muse
11/20 Sun – Columbia SC – New Brookland Tavern
11/21 Mon – Knoxville TN – Pilot Light
11/26 Sat – Athens GA – Caledonia Lounge
11/27 Sun – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
11/29 Tue – St Augustine FL – The Original Cafe Eleven
11/30 Wed – Tampa FL – Crowbar
12/01 Thu – Tallahassee FL – Engine Room
12/02 Fri – Oxford MS – Proud Larry’s
12/03 Sat – Memphis TN – Hi Tone
12/04 Sun – Norman OK – Opolis
12/06 Tue – Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits
12/07 Wed – Tucson AZ – Solar Culture
12/08 Thu – Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
12/09 Fri – Costa Mesa CA – Constellation Room
12/10 Sat – Santa Cruz – Crepe Place
12/11 Sun – Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp
12/12 Mon – Arcata CA – Jambalaya
12/14 Wed – Eugene OR – Sam Bond’s Garage

More details on each show and links to buy tickets here.

We’ll need your help to spread the word about these shows. Please help us by telling your friends, posting on Facebook, Twitter or wherever you hang out.

See you soon!

Bazan Band USA Tour Dates!

David, Andy and Alex will be on tour in November and December. They’ll be coming to a lot of towns they’ve not been to in a while… some places they’ve never been to at all. Scroll down to see the dates.

There’s some cool stuff happening on this tour…

WIN DAVID’S GUITAR:
Everyone who comes to a show can enter to win’s David’s Epiphone SG guitar. He’ll be playing the guitar on the entire tour and then we’ll draw a winner at the last show. Entry forms will be available at the merchandise table at the shows. Fill it out and give it to Caleb at the show (he’ll be the guy behind the merchandise table).

BAZAN LIFETIME PASS:
Once you’re entered into the guitar give-a-way you’ll also be entered to win a “Bazan Lifetime Pass!” We’ll pick a winner at the end of each show. You’ll get a special lifetime pass good for free entry into any Bazan show forever. That’s right, free admission to any Bazan show… FOREVER. This includes band shows, solo shows and living room shows. If you want to go to 100 Bazan shows for free… you can! If you want to go to a Bazan show 10 years from now for free… you can!

Very few restrictions apply. It has to be a Bazan headlining show and it can’t be a festival show where we don’t control the guest list. Other than that… you are good to go… anyplace, anytime.

TOUR DATES:
Without further delay, here are the tour dates.

11/01 Tue – Spokane WA – A Club
11/02 Wed – Boise ID – Neurolux
11/04 Fri – Colorado Springs – The Black Sheep
11/05 Sat – Lawrence KS – Bottleneck
11/06 Sun – Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
11/07 Mon – Iowa City IA – Blue Moose Taphouse (upstairs)
11/09 Wed – Milwaukee WI – Cactus Club
11/10 Thu – Indianapolis IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
11/11 Fri – Newport KY – Southgate House
11/12 Sat – Grand Rapids MI – Ladies Literary Club
11/13 Sun – Pittsburgh PA – Brillobox
11/14 Mon – Hoboken NJ – Maxwell’s
11/15 Tue – Baltimore MD – Ottobar
11/17 Thu – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
11/18 Fri – Norfolk VA – Jewish Mother
11/19 Sat – Charlotte NC – Evening Muse
11/20 Sun – Columbia SC – New Brookland Tavern
11/21 Mon – Knoxville TN – Pilot Light
11/26 Sat – Athens GA – Caledonia Lounge
11/27 Sun – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
11/29 Tue – St Augustine FL – The Original Cafe Eleven
11/30 Wed – Tampa FL – Crowbar
12/01 Thu – Tallahassee FL – Engine Room
12/02 Fri – Oxford MS – Proud Larry’s
12/03 Sat – Memphis TN – Hi Tone
12/04 Sun – Norman OK – Opolis
12/06 Tue – Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits
12/07 Wed – Tucson AZ – Solar Culture
12/08 Thu – Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
12/09 Fri – Costa Mesa CA – Constellation Room
12/10 Sat – Santa Cruz – Crepe Place
12/11 Sun – Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp
12/12 Mon – Arcata CA – Jambalaya
12/14 Wed – Eugene OR – Sam Bond’s Garage

We’ll need your help to spread the word about these shows. Please help us by telling your friends, posting on Facebook, Twitter or wherever you hang out.

See you soon!

2011 Living Room Tour

David will be playing in living rooms in September. These are intimate solo performances hosted by fans in their living rooms or studio spaces. No mics, no sound system… just David and a guitar.

We have a very limited number of tickets for each show. On sale now.

www.undertowtickets.com

Sun 9/4 – Moscow, ID – SOLD OUT
Mon 9/5 – Bozeman, MT – SOLD OUT
Tues 9/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – SOLD OUT
Wed 9/7 – Fort Collins, CO – SOLD OUT
Thurs 9/8 – Topeka, KS – SOLD OUT
Fri 9/9 – Winona, MN – SOLD OUT
Sat 9/10 – Wheaton, IL – SOLD OUT
Sun 9/11 – Champaign, IL – SOLD OUT
Mon 9/12 – Lexington, KY – SOLD OUT
Tues 9/13 – Scott Depot, WV – SOLD OUT
Wed 9/14 – Wilmington, OH – SOLD OUT
Thurs 9/15 – Cleveland, OH – SOLD OUT
Fri 9/16 – Rochester, NY – SOLD OUT
Sat 9/17 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – SOLD OUT
Sun 9/18 – Williamstown, NJ – SOLD OUT
Mon 9/19 – Oakton, VA – SOLD OUT
Tues 9/20 – Charlottesville, VA – SOLD OUT
Wed 9/21 – Simpsonville, SC – SOLD OUT
Thurs 9/22 – Birmingham, AL – SOLD OUT
Fri 9/23 – Shreveport, LA – SOLD OUT
Sat 9/24 – Tulsa, OK – SOLD OUT
Sun 9/25 – Albuquerque, NM – SOLD OUT
Mon 9/26 – Payson, AZ – SOLD OUT
Tues 9/27 – Aliso Viejo, CA – SOLD OUT
Wed 9/28 – Santa Rosa, CA – SOLD OUT
Thurs 9/29 – Eugene, OR – SOLD OUT
Fri 9/30 – Woodinville, WA – SOLD OUT

Bazan + Band Summer Tour!!!

* with Cotton Jones
** with Via Audio
*** With S. Carey
**** with Rocky Votolato
***** with Rocky Votolato and Quasi

06/01 Wed – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court *
06/02 Thu – Denver CO – Hi Dive *
06/03 Fri – Kansas City MO – Record Bar *
06/04 Sat – Council Bluffs IA – Westfair Amphitheater – w/ Bright Eyes
06/06 Mon – St Paul MN – Turf Club *
06/08 Wed – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
06/10 Fri – St Louis MO – Old Rock House *
06/11 Sat – Columbus OH – The Basement *
06/12 Sun – Akron OH – Musica *
06/13 Mon – Pontiac MI – Pike Room
06/14 Tue – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
06/15 Wed – Ottawa ON – Maverick’s
06/17 Fri – Ithaca NY – Delilah’s (NEW VENUE)
06/18 Sat – Hamden CT – The Space **
06/19 Sun – Cambridge MA – TT the Bears ***
06/22 Wed – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom ***
06/23 Thu – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s ***
06/24 Fri – Washington DC – Black Cat ***
06/25 Sat – Chapel Hill NC – Local 506 – w/ Centro-matic
06/27 Mon – Orlando FL – The Social ***
06/28 Tue – Atlanta GA – The Earl ***
06/29 Wed – Birmingham AL – The Bottletree ***
06/30 Thu – New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks ***
07/01 Fri – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon ***
07/02 Sat – Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s ****
07/03 Sun – Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf ****
07/05 Tue – Austin TX – ACL Satellite Sets ****
07/07 Thu – Phoenix AZ – Sail Inn ****
07/08 Fri – San Diego CA – Casbah ****
07/09 Sat – Long Beach CA – Alex’s Bar ****
07/10 Sun – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour ****
07/12 Tue – Visalia CA – Cellar Door ****
07/13 Wed – San Francisco CA – The Independent ****
07/15 Fri – Portland, OR – MIssissippi Studios ****
07/16 Sat – Seattle WA – Showbox *****

Paste Magazine

Faith no more, but plenty of heart

David Bazan’s well-publicized quarrel with Christianity reached a breaking point with 2009’s Curse Your Branches, the sound of one man’s Dark Night of the Soul translated to searing indie folk. With his former band Pedro the Lion, Bazan frequently took on the role of musical prophet, turning out five albums of thoughtful, theologically-oriented songs. But with Curse Your Branches he shed his prophetic mantle, stuck out his chin, and took on his critics, his obsessive fans, and nothing less than the Almighty in emotionally charged, confrontational terms. The resulting album was as messy as any breakup album ever recorded, and as masterfully conflicted and musically intense. (READ MORE)

 

Magnet Magazine

David Bazan is perhaps the most underappreciated songwriter of our time. Despite having rarely (if ever) missed his mark in nearly 15 years of crafting disarmingly thoughtful musical and lyrical prose, he seems to be perpetually relegated to the outside of critical favor, an underdog whose loyal following would lay in the road for him if he asked that of them. (READ MORE)

NPR’s All Things Considered

David Bazan: Fighting His Conscience
by Clay Masters

READ ARTICLE | DOWNLOAD AUDIO

In a 15-passenger Chevy van equipped with a makeshift bed and pantry, David Bazan’s GPS system has him arriving right on time at his show in Omaha. At this point, he’s one week into a tour, and he has been driving all day from Colorado Springs.

“[Touring] is how I’m able to make ends meet,” Bazan says, “because band touring costs so much money to bring a bunch of guys out.”

Bazan released his solo debut in 2009. Many music critics called Curse Your Branches Bazan’s breakup letter to God. (SEE MORE)

 

Wolves At The Door!

*click on the little black arrow on the right side of the music player to download the MP3.

It’s clear now that “trickle down” is actually “vacuum up” and yet working class people continue to vote against their own economic interests. Wake up! Anyone whose primary vocation is “making money” is a predator: they may wrestle around with you for a while but eventually they’re gonna go with their instincts and kill and eat you. – David Bazan

Wolves wait at your door
for your permission
slyly you invite them
on one condition
that they prepare a feast
from your provisions
of root and wild beast
for you to eat
surprise
they took your money
and they ate your kids
and they had their way
with your wife a lil bit
while you wept on the porch
with your head in your hands
cursing taxes and the government
cause you’re a goddamn fool
and i love you
yeah i love you
look into your eyes
your former glory
bright and open wide
like easter morning
how the light has dimmed
and how the fear of everything
is creeping in

New Album Pre-Order Now!

PRE-ORDER NOW!

David Bazan | Strange Negotiations
Release date: May 24, 2011
Record Label: Barsuk Records
Format: CD / LP / MP3

Tracklist:

01. Wolves At The Door
02. Level With Yourself
03. Future Past
04. People
05. Virginia
06. Eating Paper
07. Messes
08. Don’t Change
09. Strange Negotiations
10. Won’t Let Go

David Bazan + Band Summer Tour Dates

* with Cotton Jones
** with Via Audio
*** With S. Carey
**** with Rocky Votolato

06/01 Wed – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court *
06/02 Thu – Denver CO – Hi Dive *
06/03 Fri – Kansas City MO – Record Bar *
06/04 Sat – Council Bluffs IA – Westfair Amphitheater – w/ Bright Eyes
06/06 Mon – St Paul MN  – Turf Club *
06/08 Wed – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
06/10 Fri – St Louis MO – Old Rock House *
06/11 Sat – Columbus OH  – The Basement *
06/12 Sun – Akron OH – Musica *
06/13 Mon – Pontiac MI – Pike Room
06/14 Tue – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
06/15 Wed – Ottawa ON – Maverick’s
06/17 Fri – Ithaca NY – The Haunt
06/18 Sat – Hamden CT – The Space **
06/19 Sun – Cambridge MA  – TT the Bears ***
06/22 Wed – New York NY  – Bowery Ballroom ***
06/23 Thu – Philadelphia PA  – Johnny Brenda’s ***
06/24 Fri – Washington DC  – Black Cat ***
06/25 Sat – Chapel Hill NC  – Local 506 – w/ Centro-matic
06/27 Mon – Orlando FL – The Social ***
06/28 Tue – Atlanta GA  – The Earl ***
06/29 Wed – Birmingham AL  – The Bottletree ***
06/30 Thu – New Orleans LA  – One Eyed Jacks ***
07/01 Fri – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon ***
07/02 Sat – Houston TX  – Fitzgerald’s ****
07/03 Sun – Denton TX  – Dan’s Silverleaf ****
07/05 Tue – Austin TX – ACL Satellite Sets ****
07/07 Thu – Phoenix AZ  – Sail Inn ****
07/08 Fri – San Diego CA  – Casbah ****
07/09 Sat – Long Beach CA  – Alex’s Bar ****
07/10 Sun – Los Angeles CA  – Troubadour ****
07/12 Tue – Visalia CA – Cellar Door ****
07/13 Wed – San Francisco CA  – The Independent ****
07/16 Sat – Seattle WA – Showbox ****

2011 Living Room Tour

Tickets are on sale now.

www.undertowtickets.com

Fri 3/18 – Spokane WA – SOLD OUT
Sat 3/19 – Missoula MT – SOLD OUT
Sun 3/20 – Bozeman MT – SOLD OUT
Tue 3/22 – Ft Collins CO – SOLD OUT
Wed 3/23 – Colorado Springs CO – SOLD OUT
Thu 3/24 – Omaha NE – SOLD OUT
Fri 3/25 – Iowa City IA – SOLD OUT
Sat 3/26 – Minneapolis MN – SOLD OUT
Sun 3/27 – Milwaukee WI – SOLD OUT
Mon 3/28 – Madison WI – SOLD OUT
Tue 3/29 – Chicago IL – SOLD OUT
Wed 3/30 – Grand Rapids MI – SOLD OUT
Thu 3/31 – Cleveland OH – SOLD OUT
Fri 4/1 – Rochester NY – SOLD OUT
Sat 4/2 – Montpelier VT – SOLD OUT
Sun 4/3 – Allston MA – SOLD OUT
Mon 4/4 – Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Tue 4/5 – Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Wed 4/6 – Mechanicsburg PA – SOLD OUT
Thu 4/7 – Arlington VA – SOLD OUT
Fri 4/8 – Virginia Beach VA – SOLD OUT
Sat 4/9 – Alpharetta GA – SOLD OUT
Sun 4/10 – Nashville TN – SOLD OUT
Mon 4/11 – Nashville TN – SOLD OUT
Tue 4/12 – Birmingham AL – SOLD OUT
Wed 4/13 – New Orleans LA – SOLD OUT
Thu 4/14 – Baton Rouge LA – SOLD OUT
Fri 4/15 – Houston TX – SOLD OUT
Sat 4/16 – Denton TX – SOLD OUT
Sun 4/17 – Austin TX – SOLD OUT
Tue 4/19 – Tucson AZ – SOLD OUT
Wed 4/20 – Phoenix AZ – SOLD OUT
Thu 4/21 – San Diego CA – SOLD OUT
Fri 4/22 – Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
Sat 4/23 – Visalia CA – SOLD OUT
Sun 4/24 – Fremont CA – SOLD OUT
Mon 4/25 – Oakland CA – SOLD OUT
Tue 4/26 – Eureka CA – SOLD OUT
Wed 4/27 – Corvallis OR
Thu 4/28 – Portland OR – SOLD OUT
Sat 4/30 – Southworth WA – SOLD OUT

Living Room Shows… Olympia, Bellingham, Puyallup, Gig Harbor.

David will be playing 4 Living Room Shows next week. These will be the last Seattle area shows for a while.

Wed Jan 19 : Olympia, WA (60 miles from Seattle)
Thu Jan 20 : Bellingham, WA (90 miles from Seattle)
Sat Jan 22 : Puyallup, WA (40 miles from Seattle)
Sun Jan 23 : Gig Harbor, WA (45 miles from Seattle)

Tickets are on sale now http://www.undertowtickets.com

We’ll be booking a full US tour of Living Room Shows in the spring. Stay tuned for details.