A Big Week For Bazan: Pedro the Lion Records Remastered & A Cathedrals Show Tomorrow in Tacoma
Its a big week for one of my favorite singer-song writers, Dave Bazan. Bazan has just announced the remastering and reissuing of his work as Pedro the Lion on vinyl, including a first ever vinyl pressing of Fewer Moving Parts, the EP that tided over fans during the long stretch between the last Pedro record and Curse Your Branches. Until this news, Pedro the Lion records were strictly used bin treasures and most likely expensive. (Just this April I nearly wrestled a good friend to the ground for a white vinyl copy of It’s Hard to Find a Friend.) While you lucky ducks who found them or bought them the first time can have your originals, the rest of us can now have remastered reissues by TW Walsh, long time Pedro band member and collaborator. If you pre-order the bundle of ALL the Bazan vinyl, you even get a few bonuses.
And as an extra bonus for Bazan fans such as myself, he’ll be headlining a special show tomorrow night in Tacoma as part of the Cathedrals series along with Pretty Broken Things and Kevin Sur. All three acts will be backed by the Passenger String Quarter, elevating Bazan’s potent heartache to a whole new level. As will seeing and hearing those songs sung in a place of worship, considering the Bazan’s famously conflicted feelings about Christianity. Its an early and all-ages show and definitely worth the drive South. Tickets are still available.