Newswire: David Bazan gets in the Christmas spirit with Dark Sacred Night

Former Pedro The Lion frontman had a rather public falling out from Christianity. While Pedro was together he was a devout believer, but the release of 2009’s Curse Your Branches under his own name saw that change. The album highlighted Bazan’s struggle with his faith, and it’s remained a talking point years later. But even as Bazan worked through his feeling about religion, he never stopped releasing music that was decidedly not-secular. On November 11, Suicide Squeeze will release Dark Sacred Night, a collection of Christmas-themed covers courtesy of Bazan.

The A.V. Club is streaming all of Dark Sacred Night ahead of its release this Friday, which sees Bazan offering up takes on standards such as “Away In A Manger” and “O Little Town Of Bethlehem,” and even a previously released original, “I Wish My Kids Were Here.” In typical Bazan fashion, his performances are distinctly …

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