Published Mar 31, 2011To follow up his first solo album Curse Your Branches, former Pedro the Lion dude David Bazan asked fans to help fund the project with a Kickstarter campaign. Apparently, the digital charity paid off, as Bazan has completed the album and announced its release date.
The record is called Strange Negotiations and a press release explains that the album "focuses his energies toward the external, centering on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation."
Strange Negotiations will be released by Barsuk on May 24. There are no audio samples just yet, but we do know the release will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. The tracklisting is available below, while the album art is above.
In addition, Bazan has announced a massive batch of summer tour dates that include Canadian stops in Toronto and Ottawa. All dates are available below.
1. "Wolves At The Door"
2. "Level With Yourself"
3. "Future Past"
6. "Eating Paper"
8. "Don't Change"
9. "Strange Negotiations"
10. "Won't Let Go"
6/1 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
6/2 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
6/3 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
6/4 Council Bluffs, IA - Westfair Amphitheater
6/6 St Paul, MN - Turf Club
6/8 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
6/10 St Louis, MO - Old Rock House
6/11 Columbus, OH - The Basement
6/12 Akron, OH - Musica
6/13 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
6/14 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
6/15 Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
6/17 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
6/18 Hamden, CT - The Space
6/19 Cambridge, MA - TT the Bears
6/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
6/23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
6/24 Washington, DC - Black Cat
6/25 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
6/27 Orlando, FL - The Social
6/28 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
6/29 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
6/30 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
7/1 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
7/2 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
7/3 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
7/5 Austin, TX - ACL Satellite Sets
7/7 Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn
7/8 San Diego, CA - Casbah
7/9 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
7/10 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
7/12 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
7/13 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
7/15 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios