RIYL: The Good Life, Headphones
Label: Suicide Squeeze Records
Many of you are familiar with David Bazan. Hell, our good dude Scott just posted about his latest release the other day!!¬†For those of you who may not have followed him from the earlier days, he started out with things in a project called Pedro The Lion.¬†This 7″ gives a few songs you may have never heard but they’re two songs that fit right into his current world of music!!
Be sure to grab a copy of this beautiful release and support the great things that are Suicide Squeeze on their 20th anniversary!
Pre-order will ship on June 24, 2016
Pedro the Lion‚Äôs first full-length It‚Äôs Hard to Find a Friend and subsequent EP The Only Reason I Feel Secure cultivated a dedicated fanbase for songwriter David Bazan‚Äôs bittersweet melodies, somnambulist instrumentation, sparse arrangements, and introspective lyrics. When Pedro the Lion issued their second album Winners Never Quit, fans were challenged with a concept record with a heightened pulse, bolder guitars, and a long-form narrative that replaced Bazan‚Äôs trademark truncated parables. Any concerns that Pedro the Lion were heading into more turbulent waters were quelled by the Progress EP released by Suicide Squeeze Records three months later. ‚ÄúJune 18, 1976‚ÄĚ, a humble minor-key ballad that follows an unwed mother‚Äôs postpartum tragedy, harkens back to somber simplicity of earlier tracks like ‚ÄúSecret of the Easy Yoke‚ÄĚ. Companion track ‚ÄúApril 6, 2039‚ÄĚ is a lush marriage of Pedro the Lion‚Äôs singer-songwriter predilections with newfound electronic components. The song would later turn up as ‚ÄúProgress‚ÄĚ on the Control album. The CD version of the EP contained acoustic renditions of classics ‚ÄúOf Up and Coming Monarchs‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLetter From a Concerned Follower‚ÄĚ. As part of their 20th anniversary celebratory series, Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer a limited expanded vinyl repress of Progress containing all four songs from the CD version of the EP. The Progress 7‚ÄĚ has also been given brand new gatefold packaging from esteemed designer Jesse LeDoux. The EP is limited to 1000 copies on pink-and-blue swirl vinyl and includes a download card.
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