Release Date: May 25, 2004
Simply put PEDRO THE LION have made the album of their career. After the huge crossover success of 2002's Control (JT1072), it was only a matter of time before David Bazan and company would fully realize their potential swansong. Beautifully achieved, Achilles' Heel (JT1095) is crafted as a scathing glance into the crosshairs of the American dream, a heartbreaking sketch of husbandhood and ultimately an exploration of faith as told through eleven perfectly textured vignettes. As sonically mature as it is emotionally complex, Achilles' Heel is imbued with the hopeful sadness that only PEDRO THE LION can, and do deliver.