Last year saw the reemergence of Pedro The Lion – the project helmed by Seattle songwriter David Bazan with a rotating cast of musicians – and the promise of new music. While the majority of the Pedro back catalog previously received the remastered and reissue treatment in 2012, the band’s debut EP Whole was left untouched. Now fans who’ve been scouring the depths of record store bins and Discogs can rejoice as Whole returns to vinyl with new pressings on release's original label Tooth and Nail Records.
The repressing is the first since the EP’s initial release in 1997. The vinyl reissue will be limited to 1,000 copies – 500 on “opaque yellow” and the other 500 on “crystal clear” vinyl. All six tracks have been remastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering and likewise, the artwork has been restored by Ryan Clark of Seattle design studio Invisible Creature.
Copies of the Whole EP are available now. Watch the reunited Pedro the Lion perform “Nothing” from Whole last year in the KEXP studio below.
David Bazan discusses taking up his old moniker once again, the next five Pedro albums, and utilizing his platform to bring attention to white male privilege and abuse against women.
The harsh cold air bites at my hands as I walk toward the Tractor Tavern to see Pedro The Lion play their first Seattle show in 11 years. The harshness of freezing breeze turns my thoughts to Pedro The Lion's "The Longest Winter." "In time memories fade, senses numb," the young David Bazan sings ...
David Bazan's Pedro the Lion project returns after an eleven year absence. Playing three shows at the Tractor Tavern in December.