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Pedro the Lion streaming new album, touring with John Vanderslice

UPDATE (1/10): The band’s first album in 15 years is now streaming at NPR.

Pedro the Lion at Bowery Ballroom
Pedro the Lion at Bowery Ballroom in August (more by P Squared)

Pedro the Lion have shared a third single off their anticipated first album in 15 years, Phoenix, which comes out on Polyvinyl next week (1/18). “Quietest Friend” is a slow-paced rocker and one of the heavier songs released from the album so far, and it comes with a video. Shot on 16 mm by Jason Lester, it’s a surreal clip that features two different versions of David Bazan who keep running into each other, a mysterious kid on a bike, and some performance footage too. Check it out below.

UPDATE (1/10): The band’s first album in 15 years is now streaming at NPR.

Pedro the Lion also expanded their 2019 tour. In addition to the February dates with Tomberlin, they’ve now also got a May run with support from fellow indie vet John Vanderslice (who they also toured with back in 2004). That includes a Brooklyn show on May 10 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the same space PTL and Vanderslice played together in 2004, when it was Northsix). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/11) at 10 AM with an AmEx presale starting today (1/9). All dates are listed below. David Bazan also has a short solo living room tour this month.

Meanwhile, John Vanderslice says he has new music coming out this week, so stay tuned for that.

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Pedro the Lion — 2019 Tour Dates
01/18 – Seattle, WA @ KEXP at Noon at The Gathering Space (free and open to the public)
02/08 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
02/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
02/10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
02/12 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole #
02/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom Lounge #
02/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
02/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #
02/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
02/19 – Oakland, CA @ The 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 @ Biltmore Cabaret #
05/01 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar $
05/02 – St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House $
05/03 – 05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom $
05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer $
05/08 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel $
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg $
05/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall $
05/13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace $
05/14 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch $
05/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s $
05/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi $
05/18 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater $
05/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe $

# w/ Tomberlin
$ w/ John Vanderslice

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