Artist: David Bazan
Album: Fewer Moving Parts
Former Pedro the Lion mastermind, David Bazan, has recently announced a tentative summer release date for his new record, Curse Your Branches, from his new band, David Bazan's Black Cloud. That being said, I thought it would be a good time to highlight some of his most recent past work.
"Fewer Broken Pieces", from Bazan's debut solo EP, chronicles his decision to disband Pedro the Lion, and the effects of that decision on him and the people close to him. One thing that can be said about this song, as well as David Bazan's entire catalogue, is that the formula is simple. Still, his chord progressions are matched by few, and his bitter, often satirical lyrics on religion, sex, and alcohol give us a completely uncensored view into the inner-struggles of a man living in 21st century America. Check it out below.