September 11, 2010

On the road with David Bazan


Former Pedro The Lion frontman and chronic literate deep thinker David Bazan is heading on the road soon, and a short documentary has just been released by J. Wakeford Francis and the folks at Feltheart Filmworks. This three part video series follows Bazan on his recent tour supporting his 2009 release Curse Your Branches (Barsuk Records), an album that scratches deep at life and spiritual truths until the scabs come off.

Bless This Mess – David Bazan

Interspersed with live tour footage, this mini-documentary traces Bazan’s reasons for going solo, how he’s working on interpreting the Christianity he grew up with, songwriting on long van drives while touring, and religion’s role in being “a decent human being.”

In it, Bazan muses: “It was said by some that I threw away my chance when I killed Pedro The Lion, that you really only get one kinda go at it. And I thought, if that’s true I still gotta do this, you know…

Watch the full mini-documentary here.

On the Road with David Bazan (part 1) from Feltheart Filmworks.

On the Road with David Bazan (part 2) from Feltheart Filmworks.

On the Road with David Bazan (part 3) from Feltheart Filmworks.

Go see him live this Fall, with some great bands…

Sept 10 – Doug Fir/MusicFest NW – Portland, OR
Sept 10 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
Sept 11 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT %
Sept 12 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO %
Sept 14 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE %
Sept 15 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO %
Sept 16 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL ^
Sept 17 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI ^
Sept 18 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada ^
Sept 19 – Il Motore – Montreal, Canada ^
Sept 21 – Club Metronome – Burlington, VT ^
Sept 22 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA ^
Sept 24 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY ^
Sept 25 – Black Cat – Washington, DC ^
Sept 26 – Southern – Charlottesville, VA ^
Sept 27 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC ^
Sept 28 – Earl – Atlanta, GA ^
Oct 1 – Jack Rabbit – Jacksonville, FL ^
Oct 2 – Social – Orlando, FL ^
Oct 3 – Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL ^
Oct 5 – Bottle Tree – Birmingham, AL ^
Oct 6 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA ^
Oct 8 – The Korova – San Antonio, TX #
Oct 10 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Oct 11 – Foundation – Lubbock, TX #
Oct 12 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM #
Oct 13 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ #
Oct 15 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA #
Oct 16 – Casbah – San Diego, CA #
Oct 17 – Downtown Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA #
Oct 18 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA #
Nov 27 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA *

% with Mt St Helens Vietnam Band
^ with The Mynabirds
# with Wye Oak
* with The Head and The Heart

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  • Going to watch these just now (as soon as they buffer, which make take a while). Bazan is an interesting guy.

    By the way, if you have a chance to make one of his house shows, definitely go. He’s great in a venue with a band, but those house shows are something else entirely.

    Adrian — September 11, 2010 @ 2:13 am

  • Thank You Heather…AND he is playing in NYC on my Birthday…thanks so much

    mickeyitaliano — September 11, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

  • Very cool looking documentary. Can’t wait to see him at Austin City Limits fest!

    MP — September 12, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

  • nice work
    please follow me!

    fengya — September 17, 2010 @ 3:40 am

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    Heard Elsewhere — September 23, 2010 @ 6:56 am

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