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David Bazan

June 18
8 p.m.
$20
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Prolific Seattle songwriter David Bazan has never shied away from taking his music in previously unexplored directions. Beginning in the mid-’90s, he was the warm, understated frontman of Pedro the Lion, a Jade Tree Records mainstay until their breakup in 2006. Bazan’s foray into electronics, a 2005 album with the short-lived but beloved band Headphones, holds up well as a document of mid-aughts indietronica. He began his solo career in earnest in 2006, with his past couple years particularly productive: Both 2016’s Blanco and 2017’s Care showed his affinity for synths and other electronic instrumentation while reviving songwriting tricks from his indie rock and slowcore past. On the horizon is the imminent release of his first album with Lo Tom, a new band also featuring members of Pedro the Lion, Velour 100, and Starflyer 59. Rana May opens.