Episode 27: David Bazan

Through projects like Pedro The Lion, Headphones, Overseas and Low Tom -- as well as his solo material -- David Bazan is known as one of today's most prolific, affecting songwriters. In recent years with manager Bob Andrews at Undertow, he has explored various ways to bring his music directly and more intimately to his fans, whether through his 7" vinyl subscription series, doing house shows vs. large club tours, his Alone At The Microphone DVD or various releases that beautifully reshape songs he's previously released, giving them new angles. Today, David chats extensively about America's current political climate, the richness of Tom Petty's "Wildflowers," what it's like to be in a band with those who made the first album he ever bought and much more. We also hear 2 EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES from David, recorded live at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. PLUS, you can enter to win all three Bazan solo LP's -- including his latest, "Blanco" -- and a cool Bazan slipmat, courtesy of Undertow Music! Follow @DavidBazan on Twitter and Instagram, and visit DavidBazan.com for tour dates and more.

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James Laczkowski