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Pedro The Lion Announce First Album In 15 Years 'Phoenix'

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Ryan Russell

Pedro The Lion will release their first album in 15 years at the start of 2019.

'Phoenix' will arrive on January 18 through Big Scary Monsters/Polyvinyl and follow up 2004's 'Achilles Heel'. The record takes it name from the capital of Arizona, which is bandleader David Bazan's hometown. It was recorded this summer with Bazan on bass and vocals, Erik Walters on guitar and drums by Sean Lane.

Check out the album's opening track and first single, Yellow Bike, below. It finds Bazan in a nostalgic mood, reminiscing about learning to ride a bike, while applying it as a metaphor to his adult life. "I'd trade my kingdom for someone to ride with," he sings.

Director Jason Lester's video, meanwhile, mirrors the song's themes with Bazan seeing his adolescent self in a young boy he runs into around town.

Pedro The Lion have a short run of US dates in the diary during November and a North American tour lined up for February. Head here for further details.

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