David Bazan is an indie artist from Seattle (wo0t!). He fronted the beloved Pedro the Lion until he went solo back in 2006 with a stellar EP called Fewer Moving Parts. His first full-length solo album, Curse Your Branches, is finally coming out on Sept. 1. You can , and anyway, I’m too jazzed to wait.
Bazan has the potential to become an iconic American songwriter. As he’s evolved out of droney Christian folk into something more musically confident and lyrically rich, he’s nearing a sound that’s timeless, not to mention catchy — for all his seriousness, Bazan knows his way around a pop hook. This is definitely an album to snag and an artist to watch.