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Sebadoh – Stream the New Album

Act Surprised Out Now via Dangerbird

May 24, 2019

Sebadoh has released a new album, Act Surprised, today via Dangerbird. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Album of the Week: Cate Le Bon

Hayden Thorpe Is the Runner-up (Plus Stream New Albums from Flying Lotus, Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Morrissey, and More)

May 24, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon has released a new album, Reward, today via Mexican Summer and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album here, as well as on a strong runner-up that was almost our Album of the Week, Hayden Thorpe's Diviner. Plus there are streams of other notable albums released today. More

Sebadoh Share Video for New Song “Sunshine”

Act Surprised Due Out May 24 via Dangerbird

May 03, 2019

Sebadoh are releasing a new album, Act Surprised, on May 24 via Dangerbird. Now they have shared another song from it, "Sunshine," via a video for the track. More

Sebadoh Share Video for New Song “Raging River”

Act Surprised Due Out May 24 via Dangerbird

Apr 19, 2019

Sebadoh are releasing a new album, Act Surprised, on May 24 via Dangerbird. Now they have shared another song from it, "Raging River," via a video for the track. More

Sebadoh Share Video for New Song “Stunned”

Act Surprised Due Out May 24 via Dangerbird

Mar 29, 2019

Sebadoh are releasing a new album, Act Surprised, on May 24 via Dangerbird. Previously they shared a video for its first single, "Celebrate the Void." Now they have shared another song from it, "Stunned," also via a video.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Mar 01, 2019

Sebadoh have announced a new album, Act Surprised, and shared a video for its first single, "Celebrate the Void." They have also announced some tour dates. More

Watch: Sebadoh – “A State Of Mine” Video

It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Jan 30, 2014

Last year, Sebadoh released Defend Yourself, their first album in fourteen years. Check out the video for album cut “State of Mind.” More

Listen: Sebadoh - “No Wound”

B-side From New Album Defend Yourself

Nov 01, 2013

This past September Lou Barlow's '90s lo-fi outfit Sebadoh released Defend Yourself, the trio's first album in 14 years. More

Sep 09, 2013

Next week sees the release of a number of noteworthy albums on Sept. 17, all of which are now streaming in full online. More

Jul 30, 2013

This September Lou Barlow's '90s lo-fi trio Sebadoh will release Defend Yourself, the group's first album in 14 years. More

Weezer Announce Open Ocean Festival, on a Cruise Ship

Performances by Dinosaur Jr., The Antlers, Yuck, Wavves, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Weezer have announced that they will be presenting a cruise ship festival. More


Interviews

Jul 18, 2019

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Lou Barlow of Sebadoh. More

Dec 29, 2014

Though we're still in the process of assessing the cultural and creative significance of the seminal indie rock records from the early '90s, three albums from that era stand out as more or less indisputable touchstones: Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted, Guided by Voices' Bee Thousand and Sebadoh's Bakesale. Of the three, Bakesale was the least obvious choice for canonization at the time of its release, if only because it was so out-of-step. When indie rock's prevailing pose was to look like you didn't care, Sebadoh wrote songs with a heart-on-sleeve sincerity. When loud guitars and obfuscation were in, Sebadoh played straightforward guitar-pop songs that focused on hooks and lyrical directness. Twenty years later, Pavement and Guided by Voices might be more revered, but Sebadoh is more copied. Bakesale is the moment their legacy was secured. More

Sebadoh

Cognitive Dissonance

Oct 23, 2013

During the protracted gestation period since the release of 1999's eponymous The Sebadoh, Lou Barlow would often say, "We'll be back when our fans want us back." Though they were not releasing material, aside from the occasional piece of tour merchandise and last year's Secret EP (which was only available for digital download and at shows), the band stayed busy, both as a unit and with sundry side projects. More


Reviews

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Dangerbird

Jun 17, 2019

Six years after Defend Yourself and their recommencement as a recording unit, Sebadoh bring us 15 new songs in the shape of act surprised. More

Defend Yourself

Defend Yourself

Joyful Noise

Sep 26, 2013

Lou Barlow can certainly roll with the punches. Being booted from Dinosaur Jr. just on the way to 120 Minutes semi-stardom would have been enough to demolish a lesser artist, but Barlow shifted his focus to Sebadoh, the home-recorded side project he shared with Eric Gaffney, and turned it into an indie rock dynasty all its own. More

Sebadoh at The Bowery Ballroom, NYC

April 9th, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

"Everyone leaves a Sebadoh show a little disappointed. Or sometimes completely disappointed," quips Lou Barlow as the band are unable to honor a fan's request for "The Freed Pig," as they "only learned 30 songs for the tour, not 31." Barlow's self-effacement aside, this marathon, near two-hour gig is perhaps the best a Sebadoh fan could hope for-at least one in thrall to the Bakesale and Harmacy albums, the two the band focus on for the bulk of their setlist. More