DAVID BAZAN – Cold Beer and Cigarettes
David Bazan (ex Pedro The Lion) recorded this song (also known as The Devil is Beating his Wife on the Fewer Moving Parts EP on a Macbook mic and a few overdubs for harmonies. It reminds me that a good song speaks for itself no matter how it sounds. I've liked Bazan and Pedro the Lion since I was about 14, and hearing the story his albums tell, when you're listening to them chronologically, is like reading a good book. From addict, to devout Christian, to Atheist, you get a sense of his life story (either fictional, autobiographical, or a little of both) when you listen to all of his songs. While he never makes an effort to tell the listener how to think, his continual questioning of everything from the nuclear family and religion, to alcoholism and corporate advertising, force you to ask similar questions in your own life. Very engaging stuff.
Available on: Fewer Moving Parts (EP)