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January 15, 2019

Pedro the Lion: “Powerful Taboo”

By: Jack Anderson

After fifteen long years, the pride of Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan finally emerges from its den. Bazan first formed his rock group Pedro the Lion in 1995, then dissolved it in favor of solo efforts in 2006. Now Pedro the Lion has their first album in a decade and a half and you can dig your claws into it this Friday. Inspired by memories of the past, exhaustion from solo touring, and the titular Arizona city, Pedro the Lion’s new LP Phoenix just premiered on NPR’s First Listen, showing off Bazan’s intense lyricism and heavy arrangements.

Get your paws on one of the album’s more beastly numbers and put some fur on your chest with “Powerful Taboo”!

-Jack Anderson