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Stream the new Lo Tom album (David Bazan/Starflyer 59 project)

July 14, 2017

Whatever best "best Seattle music of 2017" list you might be working on, stop. Put your pencils down, erase everything, write "Lo Tom," and you're done. 

David Bazan and his Pedro the Lion compatriot TW Walsh, along with members of Starflyer 59, combined to create the new indie rock outfit Lo Tom and their self-titled debut album transcends the sum of its parts.

Nobody is hustling harder than David Bazan right now. His solo effort, Carewas released in March to critical acclaim (we can't stop talking about it on Locals Only), but the quantity of his work apparently has no effect on the quality. That much is as true now as it was in 2016 when Bazan released Blanco, and an uncharacteristic holiday album Dark Sacred Night. 

On top of the new release from Lo Tom, Bazan is embarking on a three-month tour across North America beginning in September. As well as touring solo, Bazan and Lo Tom are playing a limited run of shows in August. Tour dates for both Bazan and Lo Tom are below.

Lo Tom Tour Dates (WA dates bolded)
Aug. 11 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Aug. 12 Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 17 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
Aug. 18 Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 19 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA

David Bazan Tour Dates (WA dates bolded)
Sept. 15 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
Sept. 16 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 17 House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Sept. 18 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA                               
Sept. 20 Humphreys Concerts By the Bay San Diego, CA                               
Sept. 22 Fremont Theater San Luis Obispo, CA                                 
Sept. 23 The Masonic San Francisco, CA                                
Sept. 26 Roseland Theater Portland, OR                                
Sept. 28 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA                               
Sept. 29 Knitting Factory Spokane Spokane, WA                               
Sept. 30 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA                              

Nov. 05 Pike Room at The Crofoot Pontiac, MI                                 
Nov. 06 The Drake Toronto, Canada                          
Nov. 11 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA                            
Nov. 12 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC                           
Nov. 13 Cat's Cradle - Back Room Carrboro, NC                               
Nov. 16 The Earl Atlanta, GA                         
Nov. 18 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA                               
Nov. 19 Rumba Café Columbus, OH                  

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