David Bazan revived Pedro the Lion in late 2017 and they've been touring all year (and sounding killer), and they also mentioned they'd release their first album since 2004, Phoenix, in early 2019 via Polyvinyl (their first for the label). That album is now officially announced. It comes out January 18 via their new label home (pre-order), and the band has shared lead single "Yellow Bike." It sounds like classic Pedro the Lion, and it's a very promising first taste of the new album. Talking about the decision to go back to Pedro the Lion after years of solo albums, Bazan said:

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.

Listen and watch the video for "Yellow Bike" (directed by Jason Lester) below. Pedro the Lion also have West Coast tour dates coming up and those are listed below too.

Yellow Bike
Clean Up
Powerful Taboo
Model Homes
Piano Bench
Circle K
Quietest Friend
Tracing The Grid
Black Canyon
My Phoenix
All Seeing Eye
Leaving The Valley

Pedro the Lion -- 2018/2019 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

$ w/ Chris Staples

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