Pedro the Lion is known for its sometimes dreamy lyrics that take on internal conflict, often filled with religious angst.
Even as many of their songs tackled faith, the Seattle-based band, formed in 1995, quickly gathered a wide indie rock following.
A decade later, the band and its frontman David Bazan reached a tipping point — as Bazan questioned his religious beliefs, the band dissolved when he embarked on a solo career.
Fast forward to 2017: Bazan announced that he would start touring again with a group of musicians under the familiar name, Pedro the Lion.
Bazan spoke with NPR’s Sarah McCammon about going back on tour and making new music under his old moniker.