Bowie Feathers Live:
209 S. El Paso
(above Tricky Falls)
El Paso, TX, 79901
David Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a few hundred-thousand albums based in large part on his extraordinary melodic sense and erudite, theologically-themed songs. After a decade helming the project, he found himself embroiled in a major personal philosophical and spiritual cataclysm, wrapped in a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, ditching the Pedro moniker in favor of his given name and has since released several critically-acclaimed albums... Fewer Moving Parts EP (2007) Curse Your Branches (2009) Strange Negotiations (2011). His most recent album is a collaboration with Passenger String Quartet featuring all new recordings of classic Pedro The Lion and Bazan songs (2014) and a 7" + download series of all new material called Bazan Monthly Volume 1 (2014) and Volume 2 (2015). David is currently working on his 3rd full-length album that will be released by Barsuk Records sometime in 2016.
The music of Cotton Jones speaks of transition: the passage from one form, state of mind, style or place to another. Songs become doorways to the past, or windows that open on some unnamed future, where innocence can still exist and perfection is thrown to the wind.
The Glowstream is a place centered between North and South Cumberland. It's not really called the Glowstream - just a stream that rolls to a dead end by the train tracks downtown. A place to sit, undisturbed in the cool shade, and see the interstate bend around glowing steeples, as cars and trucks break their speed - it's beautiful - how the city materializes, an oasis, after driving many miles through the mountains along I-68 - to this spot, where it's possible to witness all the paces change.
"Tall Hours in the Glowstream,'" is the title of their new album. Some of the songs that made the final cut were tracked in northern States, while the majority were recorded and mixed in Winterville, Georgia, as a revolving cast of players, thinkers, and singers were invited to hang in the band's living-room studio.The resulting sounds are both rich and charmingly lo-fi, full of vivid imagery and more gorgeous vocal harmony. Hard-asking tracks like "Somehow To Keep It Going" and "More Songs For Margaret" prove the promise in this music, the feeling of something better to come if only you can hold tight a little longer..."Always the mornings keep coming..." And what a beautiful thing that is...