Pedro the Lion announce new album ‘Santa Cruz’ & tour, share “Modesto”

David Bazan announced Santa Cruz, the third Pedro The Lion reunion album and seventh PTL album overall, due June 7 via Polyvinyl (pre-order). It’s part of the same planned five-album arc that began with 2019’s Phoenix and 2022’s Havasu; each album is named after a different place Bazan’s lived, and the stories are based on various points in his life. This one takes place from around the time he turned 13 to around the time he turned 21, the year the first Pedro the Lion EP was released. First single “Modesto” was written about a six-month stay in Modest, California, where he wrote the first Pedro the Lion songs and made the decision to move to Seattle and pursue music. “Of all the tunes on these records, I can’t think of another tune where I was really e...

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