David Bazan online house show

Last night David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) played a house show that was streamed live on Brooklyn Vegan, but if you missed it, here it is below. Part of the fun of Bazan’s shows is his crowd interaction — taking questions from the audience, etc. In this particular living room, someone asked him if his new record, Curse Your Branches (out today), is his best record yet. He responded that it’s his favorite right now. I’m thinking it’ll be my favorite for quite a while.

mp3: David Bazan – Bless This Mess

  • record of the year

  • Twistan Shvan

    “Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes…”

    Still writing those “folky,” spiritual ramblings, hm…

    One of the reasons I could never get into him. It’s so stale. “Rapture” was a sweet song though

  • Bayard

    David Bazan’s songs are great because his music is thorough and his lyrics and subject matter are generally very intelligent. For a long time I was like…alright man this is great, a Christian that’s actually concerned about real people things. He was asking all of these great questions and wrestling with some pretty big stuff. One of his most endearing qualities was his honest struggles with God accompanied with his persistent faith. Even as a non-Christian I thought it beautiful that he was openly expressing his ideas from a Christian perspective in an increasingly hateful world. Not only that, but it is encouraging to see somebody of faith using the brain that God gave them. But the thing that frustrates me and makes me laugh at the same time is that he has logically reasoned his way out of faith, an inherently illogical way of believing.
    In Curse Your Branches his relatively newfound agnosticism is a major theme, if not the theme, of the album. He talks about how his faith has “completely unraveled” and how he is ok with just saying “I don’t know.” The point is, Bazan has been a grown man for quite some time now and has consciously been walking in faith with Christ for the majority of his adult life. As a thoughtful person he should know that, although logic and reason have their place in faith, they can only take him so far in the pursuit of God.