Locals Only Playlist: January 6th with David Bazan of Pedro The Lion

January 8, 2019

One of my favorite songwriters came by Locals Only this week. David Bazan was in studio to talk about reviving Pedro The Lion and his new album Phoenix.

It’s been 15 years since the last Pedro The Lion album, Achilles Heel, was released and just like anything else David Bazan makes, I am all the way in!

Bazan talked about his new album being about his time living in Phoenix, AZ and how there are four more Pedro The Lion albums on the way that will all be about places he lived.

We played three new Pedro The Lion songs including the unreleased track “Quietest Friend” which Bazan says represented the finish line of this album to him as it was the last song he wrote for the album. It is a very, VERY good song. He also handpicked some great songs from Locals Only favorites like Cumulus, Spirit Award, Monsterwatch, Silver Torches, and Mount Erie.

You can (and should) get the new Pedro The Lion album Phoenix on January 18th from Polyvinyl Records.

Here is the full playlist from Sunday night:

Pedro The Lion - Yellow Bike

Monsterwatch - Big Sin

Pedro The Lion - Model Homes

Cumulus - Retreat

Silver Torches - Keep The Car Running

Spirit Award - Dark Night Of The Soul

Pedro The Lion - Quietest Friend

Mount Erie - Lost Wisdom

Tellers - West

Cold Soda - Anna May

Car Seat Headrest - Nervous Young Inhumans

Whitney Ballen - Mountains

Ruler - Get To You

Damien Jurado - Percy Faith

Jenn Champion - Never Giving In

I Will Keep Your Ghost - 1964

Crater - All That's Mine

Naked Giants - Slow Dance II

Parisalexa - Ballin

Sloucher - Up & Down

Unlikely Friends - Broken Again

The Moondoggies - Soviet Barn Fire