Pedro The Lion returns with Phoenix, the first new music from the band in 15 years
Pedro The Lion returns with Phoenix, the first new music from the band in 15 years
Posted 10/30/2018

Pedro The Lion has always been David Bazan, but it took a long time to get back there.

Capping off a fruitful 12-year long solo career, David Bazan resurrects both the moniker and mindset of his profoundly influential indie rock outfit, Pedro The Lion. The band’s new album and Polyvinyl debut, Phoenix, marks a return to form as the follow up to their 2004 opus, Achilles Heel. Phoenix maps out the emotional intricacies of growing up in Arizona with the songs themselves a darkly hopeful introspection into home and what it means to go back, if you ever can.

Watch the Jason Lester-directed video for the record's first single, "Yellow Bike," starring Bazan's own son, Nils, as he revisits his father's Arizona. From NPR's All Songs Considered

"Bazan tells us he wrote this song "among other things, about my childhood preoccupation with riding bikes, and how it dovetailed naturally into my grown-up preoccupation with making music and going on tour." But, he says, it's ultimately about how he wanted someone to share those experiences with."

Pre-order Phoenix now on Early Bird Edition 180-Gram Seafoam w/ Maroon Splatter 2xLP (limited to 1500), CD, Tape, or digitally from the Polyvinyl e-store.

Find Pedro The Lion on tour throughout Washington this November, plus new dates announced for February. Onsale this Friday at 10am local time.

  • 11/16 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo $
  • 11/17 - Yakima, WA @ Seasons Performance Hall $
  • 11/18 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett $
  • 11/23 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos $
  • 02/08 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 02/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
  • 02/10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
  • 02/12 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
  • 02/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom Lounge
  • 02/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
  • 02/16 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
  • 02/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
  • 02/19 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
  • 02/20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
  • 02/22 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
  • 02/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

$ w/ Chris Staples