Phoenix, Pedro The Lion's long-awaited return, is out now
Phoenix, Pedro The Lion's long-awaited return, is out now
Posted 01/18/2019
"Phoenix is Bazan’s best work in years and a worthy successor to a back catalog beloved by indie rock and emo fans for over 20 years.” - Vulture

"Reflective and revealing, it's a remarkable opening to a new chapter in Bazan's musical history.” - NPR

"It’s a crafty sonic execution of the strange disconnect your feel revisiting your hometown after many years: a vague residue of home that fades amidst constant the rebuilding and mutating.” - Drowned in Sound

"Bazan’s songs always ache.” - Stereogum

Phoenix is as much about an inner place as it is about a location on the map. It’s an examination of how our surroundings shape and reflect us.” - Aquarium Drunkard

“…a powerful return, filled with sketches of still life frozen in time and conjured from deep inside the soul.” - Dork


Time to let your emotions run wild because Pedro The Lion's first album in 15 years, Phoenix, is officially out everywhere. Phoenix maps out the emotional intricacies of growing up in Arizona with the songs themselves a darkly hopeful introspection into home and what it means to go back, if you ever can. It is an ode to the place Bazan still loves despite how alien it can appear to him now. Phoenix is the proof that when we look for home we eventually run into it again, whether it’s in the desert, in a rehearsal space, or on a stage. You can find the long-awaited follow up to Achilles Heel in your favorite local record stores and online today. Catch the band on tour this year with the likes of Tomberlin and John Vanderslice. Tickets onsale now.

  • 01/18 - Seattle, WA @ KEXP’s The Gathering Space
  • 02/08 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
  • 02/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
  • 02/10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
  • 02/12 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole #
  • 02/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom Lounge #
  • 02/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
  • 02/16 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #
  • 02/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
  • 02/19 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish #
  • 02/20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
  • 02/22 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall #
  • 02/23 - Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater #
  • 02/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
  • 05/01 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar $
  • 05/02 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House $
  • 05/03 - 05/05 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
  • 05/06 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Backroom $
  • 05/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer $
  • 05/08 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel $
  • 05/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg $
  • 05/11 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall $
  • 05/13 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace $
  • 05/14 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch $
  • 05/15 - Columbus, OH @ Skully’s $
  • 05/17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi $
  • 05/18 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre $
  • 05/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe $

# w/ Tomberlin, $ w/ John Vanderslice