David Bazan isn't on the current Sasquatch! lineup, but he's still busy these days.
Although some of my Sasqatch! predictions came true, one of my greater hopes--namely, that David Bazan would play the Gorge--was dashed when the festival's lineup was announced last night. Even though Bazan's tour calendar is still wide open for late May, the melancholy crooner has been keeping busy this spring.
He's currently embarking on a tour of fans' living rooms; tickets for four Seattle shows--in Renton on Feb. 25, Seattle on Feb. 26 and 28, and Edmonds on Feb. 27--went on sale at 2 p.m. today. Tickets are $25 each, pricier than a show in regular venue, but as one of the most personal and intimate performances I've ever seen a musician create, it's worth every penny. (I attended one living room show in Seattle in January. Bazan makes his trademark question-and-answer sessions a prominent part of the show, often asking questions of the audience members in return.)
But if you don't want to hang out in a stranger's living room, Bazan kicks off another US tour beginning in March and ending in April. He doesn't have any shows booked for Seattle; the closest he'll get is Spokane and Bellingham.
Plus, Bazan's still getting attention for Curse Your Branches, which came out last year. KEXP posted a handful of videos today from a recent in-studio recording session. Check out the video of "Please, Baby, Please" after the jump.