David Bazan fronts the enigmatic rock band Pedro the Lion and the electronic-based Headphones. His emotionally charged narratives, eye for telling detail, and mournful voice have more in common with J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories" or Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood" than with the usual lyrical slant of popular music. Bazan is a gifted storyteller, weaving parables of spiritual conflict, suburban ennui, and personal surrender into magnetic, well-crafted songs. Pedro The Lion's most recent album, 'Achilles Heel' topped the college radio charts. Headphones' self-titled debut was released in May 2006. New Year features members of Bedhead and Codeine.
Added by Upcoming Robot on September 27, 2007