Fewer Moving Parts

Fewer Moving Parts

Infobox Album |
Name = Fewer Moving Parts
Type = EP
Artist = David Bazan

Released = 13 June 2006
Recorded = 2005-2006
Genre = Indie rock
Length = 34:18
Label = Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood
Barsuk Records
Producer = David Bazan
Reviews =
*Pitchfork (5/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/37369/David_Bazan_Fewer_Moving_Parts_EP link]
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:ov5tk60xukrf link]
Last album =
This album = "Fewer Moving Parts" (2006)
Next album =

"Fewer Moving Parts" is David Bazan's debut EP, released in limited quantities on June 13 2006. It was re-released on 22 May 2007 on Barsuk Records.

The EP can be considered a stopgap release to tide fans over until his full-length solo debut [cite web | title=The art of being David Bazan | work=Sojourners/Call to Renewal | url=http://www.sojourners.com/index.cfm?action=news.display_article&mode=c&NewsID=5516 | accessdate=Sept 2 | accessyear=2006] . While officially an EP, "Fewer Moving Parts" is longer — in total tracks or in runtime — than some albums.

The EP features five songs in two forms: first with full instrumentation, then stripped-down acoustic. In its first incarnation, "Backwoods Nation" was a Pedro the Lion b-side, featured on the 2002 Jade Tree compilation "Location is Everything, Volume 1". "Cold Beer and Cigarettes", originally known by its alternate title, "The Devil is Beating His Wife", came to light as a 2005 Pedro the Lion demo recording. It was originally slated to be on their now abandoned fifth full-length album, but was re-recorded for "Fewer Moving Parts".

Track listing

# "Selling Advertising" · – 3:08
#: "alternate title": "Making It, Faking, It Breaking It"
# "How I Remember" · – 3:13
#: "alternate title": "Don't Cry, I'm Not Gonna Hurt You"
# "Fewer Broken Pieces" · – 3:23
#: "alternate title": "Cake and Eat It, Too"
# "Cold Beer and Cigarettes" · – 3:51
#: "alternate title": "The Devil is Beating His Wife"
# "Backwoods Nation" · – 4:10
#: "alternate title": "Speeding the Collapse"
# "Selling Advertising (acoustic)" · – 2:48
# "How I Remember (acoustic)" · – 3:17
# "Fewer Broken Pieces (acoustic)" · – 3:23
# "Cold Beer and Cigarettes (acoustic)" · – 3:52
# "Backwoods Nation (acoustic)" · – 3:12

"All songs by David Bazan."


* David Bazan · vocals, instruments, recording, and mixing
* Zak Sally (former Low bassist) · artwork

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