Today is the first day back in the studio as Pedro the Lion. After writing and arranging a handful of new songs, then rehearsing and arranging them further with the band, we’re ready to record a couple of them for a new album. I didnâ€™t realize what calling my music Pedro the Lion again would mean to me, but itâ€™s re-connected me to parts of myself and my history (both sonic and personal) that I had lost touch with. This re-awakening is making the process so enjoyable and Iâ€™m grateful for the chance to do this again.
As a music fan Iâ€™ve watched Polyvinyl thrive in a brutal marketplace and grow their seminal roster to include even more bands that Iâ€™m downright obsessed with. As a cog in the music business Iâ€™ve gotten to know and appreciate their inner workings gradually through mutual friends and colleagues over many years of visiting their offices in Champaign, Illinois. So when looking for a record label for Pedro the Lion I realized pretty quickly that Polyvinyl was a fantastic fit. I am so thrilled to be working with them.Â – David Bazan