((Headphones (feat. David Bazan of Pedro the Lion))) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Headphones (feat. David Bazan of Pedro the Lion)

Headphones are like Pedro the Lion plus synthesizers and minus guitars of any kind. David Bazan (a.k.a Don't Call Me Pedro) goes from tortured troubadour to Kraftwerk keyboardist with help from T.W. Walsh (also from Pedro) and Frank Lenz (Starflyer 59). The prevalence of synths and digital manipulation do little to cheer Bazan up -- he still treads the same dark territory with his "side-project" that he does with his more famous band.

Bazan's strength has always been his story-telling skills and there is no lack of lyrical prowess under the Headphones moniker. But personally, I like the sound of Bazan's voice better over guitars rather than keyboards. Electronics and Bazan just seems disjointed somehow. But then again, people probably said the same thing about Yorke and Kid A. As that lame insurance commercial says, "the biggest risk is not taking one."
Published April 27, 2005
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