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13 June 2006

Fewer Moving Parts

If crushing truths perish by being acknowledged, David Bazan is the grim-news reaper. As the principal player in Pedro the Lion and Headphones, his music summons up an atmosphere of absolute candor and first-thought confession. On the occasion of a baby being born, if the father's initial feeling is one of dread and regret, Bazan's song will say so. His lyrics puncture all forms of defensive optimism and unmask the ways our use of words (winners, success, progress, going places) often appear engineered to avoid perception. He chronicles the subtle forms manipulation assumes, and the moving target of his satire is the brainwash we often administer unto ourselves. Like a Dostoevsky for our all-at-once world, Bazan tells the truth and tells it slant. - Paste Magazine

The new David Bazan EP came out today, cementing Bazan's decision to disband Pedro the Lion and go it alone. Sadly, I forgot to pre-order the album. Fortunately the entire disc is streaming online over at Pure Volume. That should tide me over until Thursday, when Bazan is playing at Schubas. Beautiful.

Backwoods Nation (yes, that's a free and legal download, courtesy of Riot Act Media)

Calling all rednecks to put down their sluggers
Turn their attention from beating the buggers
Pick up machine guns and kill camel fuckers

Backwoods nation...

Calling all doctors of spin and the smoke screen
To whip the new hate-riots into a frenzy
Of good versus evil ignoring the history
Of the backwoods mation

Ain't it a shame
When due process
Stands in the way of swift justice

Calling all frat boys
To trade in their hazing
Their keggers and cocaine
And casual date raping
For cabinet appointments
And rose garden tapings

Backwoods, backwoods, backwoods......nation

Comments on "Fewer Moving Parts"

 

Blogger Streak said ... (6/14/2006 07:33:00 AM) : 

Holy crap, those are some lyrics!

 

Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (6/14/2006 09:49:00 AM) : 

David Bazan is known for many things, but pulling his punches isn't one of them.

 

Anonymous the shills said ... (6/17/2006 04:06:00 PM) : 

my fucking hero

 

Blogger Blessed Girl said ... (7/05/2006 06:22:00 AM) : 

Of course not...why would I worship satan? He has nothing to offer but physical death and soul destruction. I worship the greatest man who was ever alive. Who is it??? JESUS CHRIST of course. And PRAISE GOD, (His Father), Jesus DEFEATED satan. Who do you worship? Tawanda

 

Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (7/05/2006 12:46:00 PM) : 

Um, yeah.

 

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