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David Bazan addresses personal and religious struggles on new album “Curse Your Branches"

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Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

David Bazan isn’t one for keeping his skeletons in the closet. The former front man of Pedro the Lion would much rather let them duke it out in his fabulously hummable songs. His new solo album “Curse Your Branches” is a well-rounded collection that sounds as assured and powerful as his best Pedro songs. Its overtly personal subject matter is put in a warm bath of catchy choruses, sparkling synths, and some downright funky beats. Bazan checked in from his hotel room in Gainsville, Fla., to discuss the new record, playing the bass without looking at the fretboard, and the importance of drinking eight glasses of water a day.

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