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Seattle, United States (1994 – 2006)

Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, comprising David Bazan and TW Walsh. Because of the biblical references in many of their songs, Pedro the Lion were seen by some to be a Christian band, but they did not consider the band to be such.

Pedro the Lion was formed by David Bazan in 1994 and released their debut EP Whole in April 1997. Initially a five piece, Pedro the Lion became essentially a solo effort of Bazan in the build up to recording of It’s Hard to Find a Friend. None of the other members were willing to make Pedro the Lion a full time venture. Many people joined Bazan live and in the studio with Casey Foubert and Johnathon Ford being the most notable. Johnathon Ford played bass on It’s Hard to Find A Friend. Casey Foubert co-wrote two songs and played bass on Control. Casey Foubert also played drums on many tours with Pedro the Lion. TW Walsh joined the band between Control and Achilles’ Heel.

Pedro the Lion formally announced their split in early January 2006. The split was amicable; Bazan and Walsh continue to be good friends. In fact, Bazan has admitted that their friendship has even been strengthened by the breakup.

Throughout his career, Bazan has been involved with such musical acts as Damien Jurado, Scientific, The Six Parts Seven, TW Walsh’s The Soft Drugs, Seldom and Unwed Sailor. He and TW Walsh, along with Frank Lenz of Starflyer 59, comprise the band Headphones.


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  • JBertClassic

    Then the longest winter is on her way

    26 Mar 1:54am Reply
  • aboutbeingsober

    Is it your way or the highway?

    7 Feb 3:26pm Reply
  • tvideira


    8 Jan 1:45pm Reply
  • imtheboy

    it won't be aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllright, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhttt

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Haalf


    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Sin696

    it's just perfect

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BearsandLions

    Why do I keep coming back to you?

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • OdeTooJoy

    I got to see bazan play in ATX last december during the Control tour. It was amazing to hear that PERFECT album played in its entirety. Here's a video I shot of "Second Best".

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Skygazer1

    A unique band that makes their words and music resound really hard...

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Goldmember1213

    Control is fucking amazing

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • like_a_breath

    Secret of The Easy Yoke. Ruins me every time.

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Dassie75


    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rock01action

    Secret of The Easy Yoke <3 (3)

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • sincero1964

    Secret of The Easy Yoke <3 (2)

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JardelDelRey

    Secret Of The Easy Yoke <3

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • thrashdeth

    Second best! <3

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Haalf


    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    I really liked the EP he put out under his name but I think I could only get into maybe three of four songs off Curse Your Brances. Strange Negotiations was a pretty big miss for me, something about his writing just doesn't speak to me as every single Pedro the Lion record does. Yes Bazan got older and of course he's not the same person he was when Find a Friend or Winners came out but just even musically, PTL was just so amazing. This was always be one of my favorite bands of all time.

    7 Sep 2012 Reply
  • agacinco

    @ASHAKA_ROCK yeah, I think you can say that, don't know why people are so surprised...

    30 Jun 2012 Reply

    @agacinco: all of their albums are emo..

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
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