David Bazan played an early Schubas show tonight, with a set consisting almost entirely of songs from his forthcoming ("About five more eight-hour days of work on it," the ex-Pedro the Lion frontman said, "and I'll be done") solo LP for Barsuk. It's worth noting that he's gotten to a stage in his career when playing only a couple of PTL tunes can satisfy a crowd, and his newest material is further evidence of his continued growth as a songwriter and singer.
In the meantime - similarly to his buddies in Low - you can pick up the latest of his semi-annual Christmas seven inch records, Jingle Bells, on Suicide Squeeze Records. Bazan even gave fans a taste of holiday "cheer" this early December evening by offering up his killer version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
When asked if there will be another release from Suicide Squeeze labelmates/side project Headphones, Bazan said yes, but wouldn't offer a timeframe. "I've been promising you guys this record for a while, and that's still not out," he said.