Lou Barlow – “Crack And Emerge” (Stereogum Premiere)

Lou Barlow’s calming “Crack And Emerge” is from a new 7″ series from Joyful Noise that features indie rock legends and the artists they’ve influenced. The first in the annual series of Cause And Effect 3×7″s is set for release later this spring and includes this song with Dumb Numbers’ Sebadoh-and-Dinosaur-Jr.-informed “Last Night I Had A Dream.” Dumb Numbers is a project from filmmaker Adam Harding, who has made videos for Warpaint and DJ Shadow, as well as Barlow himself. Other pairings include Thurston Moore with Talk Normal and the Jesus Lizard’s David Yow with Child Bite. The set is limited to 2000 pieces of clear and black vinyl that will be hand-numbered and is available for pre-order here. Check out “Crack And Emerge” and “Last Night I Had A Dream” in tandem below.

Cause And Effect is out 5/28 via Joyful Noise.