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As 2015 comes to a close, Vol. 2 of Polyvinyl’s 4-Track Singles Series is nearly complete. One of the most interesting aspects of this series lies in the unknown. You never know what you’re going to end up with.

Polyvinyl mail their  favorite artists a Tascam 4-track machine, tell them to record whatever they want, then they send it off to the next artist.  When David Bazan got the 4-track, he decided to do something particularly awesome with it – record a cover of The Killers’ “Read My Mind.”

In addition to David Bazan, Vol. 2 features Telekinesis, Crooked Fingers, Deerhoof, Ducktails, of Montreal, Skylar Spence, Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), The Dodos, Jacco Gardner, Kishi Bashi, and Blikk Fang (MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden & of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes). Each 7-inch comes on limited edition colored vinyl with art from the one-and-only Jesse LeDoux.

David Bazan will be revisiting his past via a series of reissues for his old project Pedro the Lion. To celebrate, Bazan will play some of those jams this fall when he plays 2002’s Control in full.  Jade Tree releases the reissues October 30. If you pre-order before August 31, you’ll receive a 10×10 art print signed by Bazan and a record player slipmat

Tour dates:

11/1 Boise, ID – Neurolux
11/2 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/3 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
11/5 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
11/6 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
11/7 Milwaukee, WN – Cactus Club
11/8 Chicago, IL – Metro
11/9 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
11/10 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig
11/11 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
11/13 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/15 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/16 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/19 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
11/24 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/25 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
11/26 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/27 St. Augustine, FL – The Original Cafe Eleven
11/28 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/30 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
12/1 Austin, TX – The Parish
12/2 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
12/4 Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
12/5 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
12/6 San Diego, CA- Casbah
12/7 Los Angeles, CA- Troubadour
12/8 Santa Ana, CA- Constellation Room
12/10 San Francisco, CA- The Independent
12/11 Sacramento, CA- Blue Lamp
12/13 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
12/14 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
12/15 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

David Bazan will be touring the U.S. later this summer, performing an intimate series of shows in the homes of fans. Bazan, the songwriter and driving force behind indie band Pedro the Lion, built a large following based on his extraordinary melodic sense and insightful lyricism. A decade later, Bazan found himself dealing with a crisis of faith and a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, producing two incredible pieces of work under his own name in the Fewer Moving Parts EP and the 2009 full-length Curse Your Branches.  The tour begins August 16 in Bellingham, WA and ends September 23 in Bend, OR. Tickets for these dates are available via undertowtickets.com.


16        Bellingham WA – SOLD OUT
17        Spokane WA
18        Bozeman MT
20        Fargo ND
21        Duluth MN
22        Duluth MN
23        Eau Claire WI – SOLD OUT
24        Madison WI
25        Rockford IL – SOLD OUT
26        Naperville IL – SOLD OUT
28        Muncie IN
29        Dayton OH
30        Akron, OH
31        Pittsburgh PA


01        Lancaster, PA – SOLD OUT
02        Baltimore MD
04        Richmond VA
05        Greenville SC
06        Chattanooga TN – SOLD OUT
07        Memphis TN
08        Little Rock AR – SOLD OUT
09        Jackson MS
10        Shreveport LA
11        Tulsa, OK – SOLD OUT
12        Lubbock TX
14        Tucson AZ
15        Cathedral City CA (near Palm Springs)
16        Yucaipa CA
17        Bakersfield CA
18        Fresno CA
19        San Jose CA
20        San Jose CA
21        Oakland CA – SOLD OUT
22        Medford OR
23        Bend OR

David Bazan

David Bazan, former frontman of Pedro the Lion, came back in the fall of 2009 with a debut solo LP, Curse Your Branches, that blew away fans and new listeners alike. That album was step one in the reintroduction of Bazan as one of the savior songwriters of indie rock. Now he’s back, releasing his second full length, Strange Negotiations, a journey through his thoughts on politics, American culture and life as a touring musician. We had Bazan, a proud Seattleite, answer a few questions about where to find the best beer, his favorite pork sandwich and things not to do on a date with your future spouse.

Pick up Strange Negotiations in your favorite local record shop tomorrow, May 24.

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