well, it's been a great last few days for me, as a deranged fan of two select musicians. david bazan has retired his "pedro the lion" pseudonym and gone solo with his first album under his, well.. real name. it arrived in the mail just after i arrived to see another of my favorite seattellites: urban-folk-master, damien jurado. he delivered an amazing show, despite looking like this (it was both strange and awesome). another treat that night was the opening band. it was the first live performance of the soft drugs- fronted by long-time-bazan-right-hand-man, tw walsh. i believe this is tw finally coming into his own with some catchy, intelligent rock-n-roll. also playing that night was mark eitzel... i was unfamiliar with his work and wow. that's all i can say- wow. ok, that was a slop-post, but i'm in a hurry... ok, bye.
Listen to Bazan's new album here.