First Listen: Pedro the Lion

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SPIN Staff

David Bazan -- the hugely prolific songwriter behind Pedro the Lion and recent Band of the Day selection Headphones -- is back to the drawing board for Pedro's fifth album. Bazan, who is also just huge (rumors have it the man is 6'5'' in his socks), has released "The Devil is Beating His Wife" (Download MP3), a demo track from the new album, which is slated for a 2006 release. "The Devil" has Bazan's signature witty poetry and sweet melody. The first stanza of the song is particularly grin-worthy, with the lines, "A white ghost / Making his way up the West Coast / Trying to focus his high hopes / On a vagina or two." It's good to know that Bazan is pinning his hopes on more than just California crotches: Pedro the Lion tours Europe in September.

Pedro the Lion tour dates:

9/7, Bologna, Italy (Estragon)
9/8. Milan, Italy (Transilvania)
9/10, Luzern, Switzerland (Boa)
9/11, Geneva, Switzerland (L'Usine)
9/13, Madrid, Spain (El Sol)
9/14, Valencia, Spain (Valencia University)
9/18, London, England (Underworld)
9/19, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Rotown)
9/20, Utrecht, Netherlands (Ekko)

Links:
Pedro the Lion official site
Headphones on SPIN.com
Headphones official site

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