Sebadoh Announce Secret, 1st New Music In 14 Years

By Michael Nelson / July 23, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Sebadoh came in at No. 14 on our list of the Top 20 Albums That We’ve Been Waiting For Forever, but it seems that they’ll be the first band to make it off that list. Lou Barlow and Co. have announced a new EP — which will be available for purchase on the band’s upcoming East Coast tour (dates below) and via Bandcamp “sooner than you may think” — to precede a new album, planned for release in 2013.

The Secret EP is the first new music in 14 years from Sebadoh. According to backstagerider.com, it will contain five songs, three by Lou (“Keep The Boy Alive,” “Arbitrary High,” “All Kinds”) and two by Jason Loewenstein (“My Drugs,” “I Don’t Mind”), none of which will be included on the full-length. Bob D’Amico handles drumming duties here; the EP was recorded and mixed by Loewenstein, with Andrew Murdock on one track.

Check out the album art (front cover above, back cover below; featuring cell phone photos via Lowenstein, Photoshop and handwriting by Lou). According to Lou, “If you liked old Sebadoh — circa Bubble & Scrape era — you’ll like these.” So we’ll like these.

Tour dates:
08/07 – Philadelphia @ Union Transfer
08/08 – Boston @ Middle East
08/09 – Northampton @ Pearl St.
08/10 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
08/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
08/14 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
08/15 – St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
08/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08/18 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
08/21 – Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa
08/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Sebadoh - The Secret EP back cover