Since the mid-90′s songwriter David Bazan has been a powerful force in Seattle music. With Pedro the Lion, he gathered a legion of fans, many identifying with his emotive voice and thematic spirituality. Things change over the years, though -- most quickly, the lineup; but most significantly, Bazan’s faith. Curse Your Branches, released last fall, is Bazan’s first full-length under his own name, and it’s a much more searching, critical, and even condemning body of work on both a personal and spiritual level. Yet while his subject matter and perspective continues to twist and turn, Bazan’s affecting voice remains unbending, and fortunately for KEXP listeners, David Bazan brought his new lineup to the KEXP studio to perform some of the new songs.