Festival of Faith & Music

FFM 2009

Calvin College

CALVIN - Minds in the Making
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David Bazan

Known for his tenure performing as Pedro the Lion, songwriter David Bazan retired the band moniker in 2006 to continue making music under his own name. His solo debut EP Fewer Moving Parts finds Bazan going back to his creative roots, performing and recording everything himself in his home studio, while expanding his sonic canvas. His songs are framed in layered harmonies, multi-tracked guitars, and analog keyboards. With a new batch of songs, Bazan hit the road to re-invent himself. Playing hundreds of solo shows allowed him to change the way he approached his extensive back catalog and transform his live performances into a much more personal experience for himself and his fans. This newfound intimacy is evident in Bazanís newest songs. His signature narratives have grown into first-person statements about his own life and experiences. Bazan recently signed to Seattle-based record label Barsuk Records. Heís currently working on a new full-length album to be released in 2009.