Pedro the Lion Announces New Album ‘Santa Cruz’, Shares New Single ‘Modesto’

    David Bazan has announced a new Pedro the Lion album, Santa Cruz, due for release on June 7 via Polyvinyl. It continues a planned five-album arc that began with 2019’s Phoenix and 2022’s Havasu. Check out director Cody Cloud‘s video for the first single, ‘Modesto’, below, and scroll down for the album cover, tracklist, and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

    “Of all the tunes on these records, I can’t think of another tune where I was really expressing my own agency,” Bazan said of the new song. “It was the first time where I really had a choice of what I wanted to do. It became really clear in those six months when I lived in Modesto that I didn’t want to work any other job – I wanted to try and make music. This song definitely feels like the launch pad for what became the life that I chose.”

    Santa Cruz Cover Artwork:

    Santa Cruz Tracklist:

    1. It’ll All Work Out
    2. Santa Cruz
    3. Little Help
    4. Tall Pines
    5. Don’t Cry Now
    6. Remembering
    7. Teacher’s Pet
    8. Parting
    9. Modesto
    10. Spend Time
    11. Only Yesterday

    Pedro the Lion 2024 Tour Dates:

    Jun 16 – Boise, ID – Visual Arts Collective +
    Jun 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge +
    Jun 19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater +
    Jun 22 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club +
    Jun 23 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon +
    Jun 24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall +
    Jun 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi +
    Jun 27 – Detroit, MI – El Club +
    Jun 28 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall +
    Jun 30 – Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom +
    Jul 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
    Jul 2 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry #
    Jul 3 – Washington, DC – The Atlantis #
    Jul 6 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room #
    Jul 7 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
    Jul 8 – Nashville, TN – Basement East #
    Jul 9 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West #
    Jul 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn #
    Jul 13 – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips #
    Jul 14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
    Jul 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom %
    Jul 18 – San Diego, CA – Music Box %
    Jul 19 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room %
    Jul 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room %
    Jul 22 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall %
    Jul 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel %
    Jul 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom %
    Jul 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos %

    + with Squirrel Flower
    # with Flock of Dimes
    % with Danielle Durack

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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