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Pedro the Lion, Chris Staples

More than a decade ago and without much fanfare, David Bazan ostensibly shuttered his solo project Pedro the Lion, dropping the moniker and performing under his own name on albums that grappled with the complexities and occasional contradictions of modern-day religion. Almost as quietly as he ended it, Bazan recently resurrected Pedro the Lion and is back on the road with a new lineup, featuring Spokane native and former Globes frontman Erik Walters and journeyman Seattle drummer Sean Lane. The trio recently recorded a new album that’s due out in January, and its title — Phoenix — seems fitting for a band that’s getting a much-anticipated second life.

— Nathan Weinbender