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Q&A: Lou Barlow Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of Kids

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Kids — Larry’s Clark’s infamous, lascivious, inflammatory film about a bunch of New York City teenagers drinking, drugging, fighting, skating and, most notoriously, having sex with virgins. Given how commonplace such subject matter has become in recent years, it’s easy to forget just how controversial Kids was at… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / July 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Bakesale Turns 20

“Dinosaur have this weird Teflon thing,” Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow told me in a 2013 interview for Under The Radar. “Sebadoh’s more vulnerable. There are more faces to the band. You have the strength of [co-frontman] Jason [Lowenstein]’s material, which is stunning. It creates something complicated. And fans kind of want things simple. But Sebadoh… More »

By: John Everhart / August 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Sebadoh – “A State Of Mine” Video

We heard “A State Of Mine” last year when Lou Barlow’s seminal indie rock band Sebadoh released their first album in 14 years. Now you can watch the video for it, which acts like a kaleidoscope of nuclear family dread. The video, animated by Geoff Hoskinson, captures rows of identical babies, men mowing lawns, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 30, 2014 - 11:25 am

Listen To Lou Barlow On Marc Maron’s WTF

Last year, Marc Maron was brave enough to interview the eternally reticent J Mascis on his peerless WTF podcast. Today, Maron’s got an episode up with another Dinosaur Jr. member: Bassist Lou Barlow, who, as the leader of Sebadoh and Folk Implosion, has left a footprint on indie rock arguably as deep as that of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 10:57 am

Sebadoh – “No Wound” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sebadoh’s latest round of tour dates begins tonight in New York. To get the two week jaunt kicked off on an extra fresh note, today the band premieres a B-side from comeback vehicle Defend Yourself. It’s called “No Wound,” but it’s sharp and agitated enough to hurt you a little bit. It sounds as much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

Sebadoh – “I Will” Video

Defend Yourself, Sebadoh’s first full-length album since 1999, is finally out tomorrow. Way back on 7/24, “I Will” was our first taste of the album, and now that song has a studio-centric video featuring lots of closeups of Lou Barlow’s bearded mouth, his guitar, and his cat transposed with hand-scrawled lyrics. Adam Harding directed the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 16, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Stream Sebadoh Defend Yourself

Lou Barlow has spent the past few years back with Dinosaur Jr., making shockingly great Dinosaur Jr. reunion albums. But now he’s taken a break from that to get back with Sebadoh, the band he led after parting ways with Dino Jr. the first time, to make another strong reunion album. (I am probably asking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Sebadoh – “State Of Mine”

More than any other band, Lou Barlow’s group Sebadoh might’ve defined the sound of ’90s indie rock, so it’s a pretty big deal that they’re about to release Defend Yourself, their first album in 14 years. We’ve already posted the single “I Will,” as well as the video for “All Kinds,” and now the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Sebadoh – “All Kinds” Video

Sebadoh, the ’90s-indie greats led by Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow, are about to release Defend Yourself, the first studio album they’ve made since the ’90s ended. Last week, we posted the first single “I Will,” a very encouraging sign that this could belong to the Dinosaur Jr. school of reunions, the ones that effortlessly recapture… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2013 - 10:15 am

Turntable Interview: Lou Barlow

While Lou Barlow may be best known for his work with Dinosaur Jr., his albums with Sebadoh were always more personal and, in that respect, far more interesting to listen to. After taking a 14-year recording hiatus, the legendary indie rock pioneers announced the release of their first new LP. The longtime project of Barlow,… More »

By: Melissa Locker / July 26, 2013 - 9:08 am

Sebadoh – “I Will”

Lou Barlow formed the great ’90s indie trio Sebadoh when he was still Dinosaur Jr.’s bass player, and he really focused on the project after getting kicked out of Dino Jr., releasing a string of classics. Barlow has kept Sebadoh intermittently active as a live band in recent years, and they released the EP TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2013 - 9:14 am

Sebadoh Albums From Worst To Best

Sebadoh were something of the “Beautiful Losers” of the ’90s indie scene. Lou Barlow emerged from Northamption hardcore act Deep Wound, and later Dinosaur Jr., having famously been acrimoniously dismissed from the latter. He’d certainly borrow from J Mascis’s pop instincts, as well as Deep Wound’s wanton aggression, throughout Sebadoh’s existence, while perfecting the art… More »

By: John Everhart / May 17, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Progress Report: Sebadoh

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Progress Report: Lou Barlow talks about recording the first new Sebadoh record in over 12 years.

Lou Barlow is a very busy man. In addition to his touring and recording duties as a part of the classic Dinosaur Jr. lineup (a job that will be made much busier when Dinosaur… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 2, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Sebadoh – “Keep The Boy Alive”

Just yesterday we got the joyous news that Sebadoh is set to release their first new music in 14 years, and today, we get some of that music. “Keep The Boy Alive” is one of the three Lou Barlow-penned songs that will be featured on the five-song The Secret EP. As Lou himself said, “If… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 24, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Sebadoh Announce Secret, 1st New Music In 14 Years

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… More »

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

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Lou Barlow + the missingmen – “On The Face” Video

A couple of days ago we posted the updated take on Sentridoh’s “Losercore.” (Pairing that with the Wckr Spgt Shrimper compilation, it kind of feels like the start of the unofficial summer of ’90s cassette culture.) Today we have another = Sentridoh III track, “On The Face,” from Lou Barlow + the missingmen, aka Mike… More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2010 - 11:24 am

Lou Barlow + the missingmen – “Losercore”

This is not a flashback: When not skating with Dinosaur Jr., perennial lo-fi bard Lou Barlow re-recorded one of Sentridoh’s early ’90s anthems “Losercore” with his recent backing band the missingmen. It’s for an EP called = Sentridoh III. (I’ll wager it’s not as exciting as Sebadoh III.) The collection includes new songs plus new… More »

By: brandon / June 7, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Lou Barlow Covers Franklin Bruno

This current lo-fi thing is fun, but it’s nothing new. As a reminder, longtime brainy singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno’s newest release, Local Currency: Solo 1992-1998, collects material from 7″‘s and compilations from the years noted. During Shrimper’s heyday, Bruno was one of my favorites via his solo material as well as his work with John Darnielle… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2009 - 10:43 am
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