Friday, January 02, 2009
First official 'Nac post of the new year, and it's a gift for one of you.
There are many scheduled releases I look forward to in '09 (and I'll write about them in another post soon), but one I anticipate the most is David Bazan's Black Cloud, which should be arriving on Barsuk sometime this Spring. The former Pedro the Lion frontman has been sharing several new songs on stage for awhile now, and simply stripped down you can tell they're some of his best.
To help ease the long wait for "Black Cloud" (technically his first official solo full-lengther), David and the crew at Undertow released the "Bazan: Alone At The Microphone" DVD in October. Documented last summer, the intimate, hour-long offering sprinkles revealing interview segments among 10 bare-bones performances. These run-throughs cover of a wide variety of David's work, including PtL songs, some Headphones tracks (remarkable in these very different guitar-based versions), and the disc closes with the new "Please Baby Please", a live favorite for awhile now.
So, thanks to the generosity of Undertow, I've got a copy of the David Bazan DVD to give away to a random Almanac reader. With the holiday season wrapping up, and surfing having slowed waaaaay down, the odds of your snagging this sucker is that much greater. So if you want to take a shot, drop a quick email to me at giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com before 9am next Friday, January 9th, and I'll let you know if it's yours that afternoon. Throw "Bazan DVD" in the subject line, and include the city you live in (North Americans only, unfortunately).
If the chips don't fall your way, you can pick up your own copy of the DVD via Undertow, Barsuk, or at Insound. Check out a couple interview segments from the DVD right here, some bonus material over at Elbows, and these clips via YouTube...
Also well worth noting is that David recently released a couple new tracks via iTunes, the politically-charged "American Flags" and his version of "Please Baby Please" from the DVD. For those who hanker for something to hold in your hands (as I do), both tracks will also be found on a 7" version that arrives later this month from Barsuk.
Alright, get those emails coming and keep those fingers crossed.
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on november 14th, 2008
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