NEW ALBUM: CARE

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David Bazan’s 4th full-length studio album Care will be released world-wide on March 7, 2017. Pre-order Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Hi-Res WAV now and get an immediate download of the title track “Care.”

The album was produced, recorded and mixed by David Bazan and Richard Swift at his studio National Freedom, USA.

1. Care
2. Up All Night
3. Disappearing Ink
4. Sparkling Water
5. Permanent Record
6. Make Music
7. Lazerbeams
08. Inner Lives
09. Keep Trying
10. The Ballad of Pedro y Blanco

Trouble With Boys

One October night I was sitting on my porch with Dave Bazan and a few close friends drinking wine and cheering up a friend who was in deep despair over his  personal life. This didn’ret look very fancy. We drank, we made deeply inappropriate jokes, we cooked dinner.

Dave pulled out his phone at one point later in the evening and asked if he could show us something. It was a video, shot by award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder (LA Source, In Pursuit Of Silence), that was going to be used as a promo on Kickstarter for their upcoming documentary about Dave’res career and life.

Dave hasn’ret appeared in a video before. But there on the porch, with eight of us gathered around a screen, I watched his daughter run in slow motion as his face looked directly into the screen, and cried as he sang over and to her as she bolted down an empty street.

Either way
You are worthy of love.

It was beautiful. I wept even though it was a phone screen.

I wept because even back in the halcyon days before the results of this election, as a woman (a white, privileged woman) I have been told my value lies in my relationship to men. I am a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend. Never a human. Never allowed to sever the umbilical cord that I was taught to wrap around the wrists of the men who love me. Never pushed out the door and told to run.

Never told that just because I am, that is why I am worthy of love.

And just because I am, means I am worthy of my humanity.

I woke up on Wednesday morning empty and numb. I reached out to friends, especially friends who were LGBTQ, POC, immigrants or children of immigrants, and parents. I reached out and didn’ret say much. We just wept. Not because of something beautiful, but because we had just been told by a wide margin that we were not worthy. That because we are, we are less.

Dave woke up that morning, unclear how he would explain to his own daughter and son about what had just happened in our democratic republic, and realized he needed to put that video out out now.

Because art speaks. Art is important. Art is personal, and it is binding. It is for when words fail. It is for when we fall down and need to crawl with our elbows through the mud toward a shrouded destination because we cannot stand.

He called me and told me he didn’ret want to sell records from this or raise money for the film. He wanted this to be what it was – art that meant something different a month ago, and suddenly shifted overnight to take on a new purpose. Because that’res what art does when we allow it to speak – it moves and changes and grows.

I watched that video again, as a woman now decisively told that my value is diminished. I watched that video as everything I am – a person, a daughter, a writer, a friend. And I wept. But it had changed. I watched Dave cry, staring down the lens like the barrel of a gun. I watched a white man tear himself open and let his daughter be a person while knowing that the world may be cruel to her because of who she is. I watched him let her run away, and give her love because she is, not because of what she is.

And I walked out the door and started my own long journey into whatever comes next – untying the cords and breaking into a run.

-Kathleen Tarrant

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“Trouble With Boys” From the album “Blanco” on Barsuk Records.
Directed, Shot & Edited by Brandon Vedder
Colored by J Michael Neal
Production assistance by Andy Fitts

David Bazan’s Christmas Miracle Tour!

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To  celebrate the release of David’res Christmas album Dark Sacred Night he’rell  embark on his first ever Christmas themed tour.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now!

Nov 29 : Richland WA – Living Room Show – CANCELLED
Nov 30 : Boise ID – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 01 : Salt Lake City UT – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 02 : Las Vegas – Living Room Show –    TICKETS
Dec 03 :  Tuscon AZ – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 04 : Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar – TICKETS
Dec 06 : San Diego – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 07 : Aliso Viejo CA – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 08 : Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge  – TICKETS
Dec 09 : Bakersfield CA – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 10 : Modesto, CA – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 11 : Santa Cruz  CA – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 13 : San Francisco CA – Swedish American Hall  – TICKETS
Dec 14 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 15 : Medford OR – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 16 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show  – TICKETS
Dec 17 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall – TICKETS
Dec 18 : Seattle WA – Neumo’res  – TICKETS
Dec 20 : Chicago IL – Thalia Hall – TICKETS

PRE-ORDER: “Dark Sacred Night”


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Pre-order will ship on October 31, 2016

There is something that is underrepresented in Christmas music, and that’res just how uncomfortable the holidays can be for a lot of folks, David Bazan says about his collection of holiday songs Dark Sacred Night. Back in 2002, David Dickenson of Suicide Squeeze Records approached Bazan and asked if he would be interested in doing a 7 of Christmas carols. The result was the I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day b/w Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel single released under Bazan’res Pedro the Lion moniker. He followed it up with The First Noel 7 in 2003 and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in 2005. Even after retiring the Pedro The Lion project, Bazan continued his run of Yuletide singles for Suicide Squeeze under his own name. These limited edition 7s are all long out of print, but David Bazan and Suicide Squeeze have chosen ten of the fourteen tracks, remixed and remastered the material, and collected them on Dark Sacred Night.

Dark Sacred Night  tracklist:

01 : All I Want For Christmas
02 : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
03 : Away In A Manger
04 : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
05 : I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
06 : Jingle Bells
07 : Silent Night
08 : Long Way Around The Sea
09 : O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10 : Wish My Kids Were Here

David Bazan’res Christmas Miracle Tour:

12/04 : Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar – TICKETS
12/08 : Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge  – TICKETS
12/13 :  an Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall  – TICKETS
12/17 : Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall  – TICKETS
12/18 : Seattle, WA @ Neumos  – TICKETS

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photo by Ryan Russell

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Midwest Living Room Tour / October 2016

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David will be playing living room shows in October. Each show limited to 40-70 tickets. Don’t delay. These shows always sell out quickly.

BUY TICKETS

Wed October 5 :  Champaign IL  @ 8pm
Thu October 6  :  Bloomington IL  @ 8pm
Fri  October 7  :  Des Moines IA  @ 8pm
Sat  October 8  : Batavia IL @ 3pm
Sat  October 8  :  Glen Ellyn IL @ 8pm
Sun  October 9  : Chicago IL  @ 3pm
Sun  October 9  : Chicago IL @ 8pm
Tue  October 11  : Ft Wayne IN  @ 8pm
Wed  October 12  : Kalamazoo MI  @ 8pm
The  October 13  : Ann Arbor MI  @ 8pm
Fri  October 14  :  Toledo OH  @ 8pm
Sat  October 15  : Cleveland OH  @ 3pm
Sat  October 15  : Akron OH  @ 8pm
Sun  October 16  : Columbus OH  @ 3pm
Sun  October 16  : Cincinnati OH  @ 8pm

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August 2016 Tour Dates!

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The Blanco Tour Continues! Tickets are going fast don’t delay.

We have these incredible limited edition tour posters designed by Ryan at Bandito and printed by Ink Tank in Omaha available at the shows and on-line. BUY NOW!

August 04 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits –  TICKETS +
August 05 : Orlando FL – The Social –  TICKETS +
August 06 : Tampa FL – Crowbar –  TICKETS +
August 08 : Birmingham AL – The Syndicate –  TICKETS +
August 09 : Nashville TN – Exit/In –  TICKETS +
August 10 : Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe –  TICKETS +
August 11 : Little Rock AR – Stickyz –  TICKETS +
August 12 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard –  TICKETS +
August 13 : Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf –  TICKETS +
August 14 : Houston TX – The Raven Tower  –  TICKETS +
August 15 : Austin TX – The Parish –  TICKETS +
August 17 : El Paso TX – Bowie Feathers –  TICKETS +
August 18 : Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits –  TICKETS +
August 19 : Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom –  TICKETS +
August 20 : San Diego CA – Casbah-  TICKETS +
August 21 : Costa Mesa CA – The Wayfayer –  TICKETS +
August 22 : Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom –  TICKETS +
August 24 : San Francisco CA – The Independent –  TICKETS +
August 27 : Portland OR – Mississippi Studios –  TICKETS +
August 28 : Vancouver BC – The Biltmore Cabaret –  TICKETS +

+ with Michael Nau

“Blanco” Summer Tour!

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June 08 : Spokane WA – The Bartlett – TICKETS *
June 09 : Bellingham WA – The Wild Buffalo –  TICKETS *
June 10 : Seattle WA – Neptune Theatre  – TICKETS  #
June 16 : Boise ID – The Olympic Venue –  TICKETS *
June 17 : Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court  –  TICKETS  *
June 18 : Denver CO – Lost Lake Lounge  –  TICKETS  *
June 20 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar  –  TICKETS  *
June 21 : Omaha NE – Reverb Lounge  –    TICKETS  *
June 22 : Davenport IA – Daytrotter  –  TICKETS  *
June 23 : Madison WI – High Noon Saloon  –  TICKETS  *
June 24 : St. Paul MN – Turf Club  –  TICKETS  *
June 25 : Milwaukee WI – Colectivo Coffee  –  TICKETS *
June 27 : Louisville KY – Zanzibar  –  TICKETS *
June 28 : St. Louis MO – Old Rock House  –  TICKETS *
June 29 : Indianapolis IN – The HI-FI –  TICKETS *
June 30 : Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall –  TICKETS *
July 01 : Ferndale MI – The Loving Touch –  TICKETS *
July 02 : Toronto ON – The Great Hall –  TICKETS *
July 03 : Ottawa ON – Pressed –  TICKETS *
July 05 : Cambridge MA – The Sinclair –  TICKETS *
July 06 : Hamden CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space –  TICKETS *
July 07 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg –  TICKETS *
July 08 : Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s –  TICKETS *
July 09 : Black Cat – Washington DC –  TICKETS *
July 10 : Charlottesville VA  – The Southern –  TICKETS *
July 11 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room –  TICKETS *
July 13 : Asheville NC – Grey Eagle –  TICKETS *
July 14 : Atlanta GA – The Earl –  TICKETS *
July 16 : Anacortes WA – The Business – TICKETS
August 04 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits –  TICKETS +
August 05 : Orlando FL – The Social –  TICKETS +
August 06 : Tampa FL – Crowbar –  TICKETS +
August 08 : Birmingham AL – The Syndicate –  TICKETS +
August 09 : Nashville TN – Exit/In –  TICKETS +
August 10 : Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe –  TICKETS +
August 11 : Little Rock AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack –  TICKETS +
August 12 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard –  TICKETS +
August 13 : Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf –  TICKETS +
August 14 : Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall –  TICKETS +
August 15 : Austin TX – The Parish –  TICKETS +
August 17 : El Paso TX – Bowie Feathers –  TICKETS +
August 18 : Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits –  TICKETS +
August 19 : Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom –  TICKETS +
August 20 : San Diego CA – Casbah-  TICKETS +
August 21 : Costa Mesa CA – The Wayfayer –  TICKETS +
August 22 : Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom –  TICKETS +
August 24 : San Francisco CA – The Independent –  TICKETS +
August 27 : Portland OR – Mississippi Studios –  TICKETS +
August 28 : Vancouver BC – The Biltmore Cabaret –  TICKETS +

* with Laura Gibson
# with Lemolo
+ with Michael Nau

New Album “Blanco”

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“Blanco”  will be released world-wide on May 13, 2016 by the fine folks at Barsuk Records! Blanco is made up of songs that were previously available in a very limited edition 7 vinyl series called Bazan Monthly, Volume 1 and Volume 2. David picked ten of those songs to update, remix and flesh out into a cohesive album format that’res easier for fans to collect and bring home.

SONGS
Both Hands (Over My Eyes)
Oblivion
Kept Secrets
With You
Trouble With Boys
Teardrops
Little Landslide
Someone Else’s Bet
Over Again
Little Motor

BLANCO DELUXE EDITION PRE-ORDER
+ 18″x24 screen printed poster designed by Jesse LeDoux
+ Turntable slip mat designed by Jesse LeDoux
+ T-shirt designed by Jesse LeDoux
+ Immediate download of the first single “Trouble with Boys”
+ Full album download available on May 13
+ Orders placed by May 3 will be shipped to arrive on or before May 13

 

VINYL DETAILS
+ Mastered from hi-res audio without digital limiting or compression
+ Limited edition 150g  white vinyl (Blanco!)
+ Uncoated full-color gatefold jacket
+  Full-album download on release date

CD DETAILS
+ Uncoated  full-color gatefold CD sleeve
+  Full-album download on release date

CASSETTE TAPE DETAILS
+ High-quality analog tape transferred from hi-res audio.
+ White cassette tape shell
+ Standard clear plastic cassette case
+ Full-color artwork printed on J-card
+  Full-album download on release date

DELUXE EDTION EXTRAS
+ Shirt: American Apparel – Made in USA
+ Shirt color: New Silver
+ Poster size: 18″ x 24″
+ Poster paper: Heavy weight  100lb
+ Print Colors: Black, Blue, Magenta, Pink
+ Printed by Ink Tank in Omaha Nebraska

* As of April 29 at Noon (central time) we are out of signed albums. All  orders after this cut-off time will get albums that haven’t been signed by David.

Living Room Shows / March – April – May

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BUY LIVING ROOM SHOW TICKETS

David will be playing Living Room Shows in  March, April and May. These will be the last Living Room Shows for a while. All tickets must be purchased in advance. The address to the secret location will be sent to you after purchase is  complete. Don’t delay… these shows sell out quickly.

March 20 : Portland OR – SOLD OUT
March 21 : Eugene OR  – SOLD OUT
March 23 : San Jose CA  – SOLD OUT
March 24 : San Luis Obisbo CA  – SOLD OUT
March 25 : Santa Ana CA  – SOLD OUT
March 26 : Redlands CA  – SOLD OUT
March 27 : Bakersfield CA  – SOLD OUT
March 28 : Modesto CA  – SOLD OUT
March 30 : Davis CA  – SOLD OUT
March 31 : Reno NV  – SOLD OUT
April 01 : Ashland OR  – SOLD OUT
April 24 : Ft Wayne IN  – SOLD OUT
April 25 : Toledo OH  – SOLD OUT
April 26 : Pittsburgh PA  – SOLD OUT
April 27 : Buffalo NY  – SOLD OUT
April 28 : Albany NY  – SOLD OUT
April 29 : Danvers MA  – SOLD OUT
April 30 : Portland ME  – SOLD OUT
May 01 : Portsmouth NH  – SOLD OUT
May 02 : Providence RI  – SOLD OUT
May 04 : Manchester CT  – SOLD OUT
May 05 : Mechanicsburg PA  – SOLD OUT
May 06 : Baltimore MD  – SOLD OUT
May 07 : Richmond VA  – SOLD OUT
May 09 : Columbus OH  – SOLD OUT
May 10 :  Williamstown KY  – SOLD OUT
May 11 : Bloomington IN  – SOLD OUT

* photo by Conor and  Katherine

Bazan + Passenger String Quartet : Live At Lincoln Hall / HD Video Download

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David Bazan  +  The Passenger String Quartet embarked on a 40-city North American Tour in the fall of 2014. One of the stops was at Lincoln Hall in Chicago  where director Bob Davidson and his crew filmed the sold-out show.

SONGS
Hard To Be
How I Remember
Wolves At The Door
The Berlin Patient (Instrumental)
The Fleecing
I Do
Bands With Managers
When They Really Get To Know You
Lost My Shape
With You
Cold Beer and Cigarettes
Little Landslide
Shit Talker
Strange Negotiations

David Bazan:  singing, guitar, electronics
Rebecca Chung Filice: Cello
Seth May-Patterson:  Viola
Alina To:  Violin
Andrew Joslyn:  Violin, composer and string arrangements
Chris Colbert: Live audio mixing

Running Time: 58 minutes
Video Format: HD / 1280 x 720 / H.264
Audio: 2-channel stereo
Download size: 940mb
Directed by  Bob Davidson.
Edited by Luke Theobald.
Post production mix and mastering  by  Chris Colbert.
Cameras: Bob Davidson, Kevin Schmalandt, J.J. Starr, Luke Theobald.
Production assistant: Kelly Reed.
Special thanks for Matt Rucins and the staff at Lincoln Hall.
A Rule29 & Wonderkind Studios Production.
All songs except “The Berlin Patient” written by David Bazan.
“The Berlin Patient” written by Andrew Joslyn.
Viva-la-Undertow!