Posted by: will | January 5, 2006


Headphones “Headphones” (Suicide Squeeze)

Headphones is the side project started by David Bazan of Pedro The Lion. With the recent news that the Pedro The Lion name will be retired, it looks as though Headphones will be getting a little more attention from Bazan now. Headphones sounds exactly like what I was expecting it to sound. It’s basically Pedro The Lion with synthesizers and drums. No guitars are present on the album. It’s quite an interesting contrast hearing David Bazan’s vocals and his usual lyrical themes over a cold electronic background befitting an 80’s new wave band. It definitely takes a few listens to become accustomed to…especially for a purist like myself. I tend to prefer my singer/songwriters to keep it simple. So, for me, I think this will always come up a notch below Bazan’s more traditional stylings in Pedro The Lion. If anything though, it is a nice change of pace for him and his fans. However, I do hope that Bazan chooses to let the guitars in the studio for the next Headphones album.

RIYL: Pedro The Lion, The Postal Service, Low

Listen: Headphones – Pink And Brown (mp3)

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