Live House Show Webcast Monday 8pm (ET)


On August 31st, BrooklynVegan will present a performance to the entire world in Bazan’s first and only Online House Show, with a live audio and video feed of the event. To watch, fans can direct their browsers to, where they’ll also be able to participate in the event with a live chat and Twitter feed, from which Bazan will take a handful of questions for his customary live question and answer session.

Go Here Monday, August 31st @ 8:00pm EST To Watch And Participate

East Coast House Shows


UPDATE: These shows are all sold out. Thank you!!!

Thu Aug 27 – Sanbornton, NH – sold out
Fri Aug 28 – Beverly, MA
– sold out
Sat Aug 29 – Long Island, NY
– sold out
Sun Aug 30 – Philadelphia, PA
– sold out
Mon Aug 31 – Brooklyn, NY
– sold out
Wed Sep 2 – Philadelphia, PA
– sold out
Fri Sep 4 – Baltimore, MD
– sold out

USA Tour Dates!

Joining Bazan on tour will be: Eric Elbogen: guitar (Say Hi), Andy Fitts: keyboards + guitar (Aqueduct), Casey Foubert: drums (Richard Swift, Sufjan Stevens), Blake Wescott: guitar (long-time Bazan collaborator)

10/01 – San Francisco CA – Independent
10/02 – Costa Mesa CA – Detroit Bar
10/03 – San Diego CA – Casbah
10/04 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour
10/05 – Tucson AZ – Solar Culture
10/07 – Austin TX – Mohawk
10/08 – Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
10/09 – Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Café
10/10 – Murray KY – Lovett Auditorium / Murray State
10/11 – Birmingham AL – Bottletree
10/13 – Orlando FL – The Social
10/14 – Atlanta GA – Drunken Unicorn
10/15 – Chapel Hill NC – Local 506
10/16 – Washington DC – Black Cat
10/17 – Philadelphia PA – Kung Fu Necktie
10/18 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/20 – Cambridge MA – TT the Bear’s
10/21 – Montreal QC – Il Motore
10/22 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
10/23 – Pontiac MI – Pike Room
10/24 – Chicago IL – Schuba’s
10/25 – Champaign IL – Highdive
10/27 – Madison WI High – Noon Saloon
10/28 – Minneapolis MN – Turf Club
10/29 – Iowa City IA – The Picador
10/30 – Lawrence KS – Jackpot Saloon
10/31 – Omaha NE – Slowdown
11/01 – Denver CO – Hi Dive
11/02 – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
11/05 – Vancouver BC – Media Club
11/06 – Portland OR – Mississippi Studios
11/07 – Seattle WA – Neumos

all dates with Say Hi
+ The Soft Drugs in Boston
+ The Sea Navy in Seattle

Download “Bless This Mess” From Stereogum


David Bazan’s Curse Your Branches (9/1, Barsuk) is the Pedro The Lion/Headphones main man’s first full-length under his own name. We spoke with him about its “Bless This Mess,” which debuts in this week’s ‘Gum Drop.

“Bless This Mess” covers a lot of territory — dysfunctional families, alcoholism, mirrors, forgiveness, history. What inspired it?
The song is largely autobiographical. So any narrative in the song reflects actual events. Though I may have embellished a bit. But the main lyrical gimmick is sort of a self-conscious and hopeful interpretation of the Beatitudes, which I have an uneasy relationship with as the narrative tends to illustrate.


Curse Your Branches CD Package

A lot of people have asked about the CD package. It was designed by the super talented folks at Decoder Ring. There is an outer sleeve that goes around the jewel case. Once the sleeve is removed there is a die-cut circle in the booklet that reveals the album title printed on the CD. The booklet is tri-fold and includes all the lyrics and album credits. The outer sleeve and booklet are printed on good quality matte paper stock. We’ll post photos and details about the LP package as soon as we have them in stock.





Chicago Reader Cover Story


“People used to compare him to Jesus,” says a backstage manager as David Bazan walks offstage, guitar in hand. “But not so much anymore.” It’s Thursday, July 2, and Bazan has just finished his set at Cornerstone, the annual Christian music festival held on a farm near Bushnell, Illinois. He hasn’t betrayed his crowd the way Dylan did when he went electric—this is something very different. The kids filling the 1,500-capacity tent know their Jesus from their Judas. There was a time when Bazan’s fans believed he was speaking, or rather singing, the Word. Not so much anymore. [ READ ARTICLE ]

Phoning It In.

David Bazan was at the Undertow office when he did an interview and live performance for the KDVS radio show “Phoning It In.” We had our video camera set up and filmed his performance of “Options.” You can here this performance, the full interview and other songs from the other end of the phone HERE.

Alone At The Mic now available for iPod and iPhone

Download Movie for iTunes, iPod, iPhone: $7.99

*The movie is 350mb. Be sure you are on a fast and stable internet connection before you start the download.

Alone at the Microphone is a movie featuring David Bazan playing some of his favorite Pedro the Lion, Headphones, and Bazan solo songs in his home studio plus candid interviews about songwriting, family, playing live, love songs and more. Filmed in HD with high-resolution stereo audio.

Running time: 64 minutes
Download size: 350mb
Audio: Stereo
Video: 16:9 Widescreen

Never Wanted You
When They Really Get To Know You
Fewer Moving Parts
Slow & Steady Wins The Race
Cold Beer & Cigarettes
Shit Talker
Priests & Paramedics
Please Baby Please

Songwriting: Then & Now
Disappointed Fans
Playing Live
Love Songs