Pedro the Lion Unveil First New Album in 15 Years

Hear the song "Yellow Bike" from the upcoming LP 'Phoenix'

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Oct 30, 2018

After announcing he had signed the project to Polyvinyl at the top of this year, David Bazan has now detailed his first effort for the label as Pedro the Lion.

Titled Phoenix, the 13-track effort arrives through the group's new label home next year on January 18. It marks the first album from Pedro the Lion since 2004's Achilles Heel.

Of his decision to revive the project following a solo stint, Bazan explained, "I had abandoned my natural way of working in the hopes of creating space for a consistent band to write with...and it hadn't worked. So I got a rehearsal space, mic'd up drums, bass, and guitar, and really leaned into my original process again. It immediately felt like like home. Before long I realized it also felt like Pedro the Lion."

Alongside the announcement, the band have shared single "Yellow Bike," which comes accompanied by a video. You can watch the Jason Lester-directed clip in the player below.

Furthermore, Pedro the Lion have lined up a new series of North American dates. Following a run of shows next month, the band will start another tour in February, with the group playing Vancouver on February 24.

You can see all the tour dates below.

Phoenix is available for pre-order here.


1. Sunrise
2. Yellow Bike
3. Clean Up
4. Powerful Taboo
5. Model Homes
6. Piano Bench
7. Circle K
8. Quietest Friend
9. Tracing The Grid
10. Black Canyon
11. My Phoenix
12. All Seeing Eye
13. Leaving The Valley

Tour dates:

11/16 Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo $
11/17 Yakima, WA - Seasons Performance Hall $
11/18 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett $
11/23 Seattle, WA - Neumos $
02/08 Boise, ID - Neurolux
02/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
02/10 Denver, CO - Bluebird
02/12 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
02/13 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
02/14 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
02/16 San Diego, CA - Irenic
02/17 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
02/19 Oakland, CA - New Parish
02/20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
02/22 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
02/23 Tacoma, WA - Alma Mater
02/24 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret

$ with Chris Staples

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