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New Sebadoh video: Stunned

Video: Sebadoh -- “Stunned”

From Act Surprised, out May 24 on Dangerbird.

Here’s the second single from the new Sebadoh album. The first was a classic Lou slow burner, and this one is a scuzzy Jake jam.

Loewenstein told Fader, “The incessant bombardment of the senses with media and advertising can lead to a kind of self defensive paralysis. I am completely stunned at this point.”

You can feel that.

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New Sebadoh video: Celebrate the Void

Video: Sebadoh -- “Celebrate the Void”

Sebadoh - celebrate the void

From Act Surprised, out May 24 on Dangerbird.

Lou Barlow has teamed back up with Jason Loewenstein and recorded a new Sebadoh album with Bob D’Amico on drums.

Barlow says, “The first line of this song: ‘I get the feeling you don’t feel me’ is pretty good. It could be a line in an Ariana Grande song, I like it. I followed it from there through some general complaints about a composite character in my life, someone I could never crack. Sometimes the walls are too high. If you think about it, the resistance was always there, even in the very beginning. What to do? Pick endlessly at the seams? Replay moments in my head looking for a way to explain it all? No, stop, there is no one answer and that’s OK…Celebrate the void.”

Lou recently posted a funny (and kinda bitchy) story on his Instagram about his original Sebadoh partner:

“Eric Gaffney, then a full fledged member of the band (receiving equal 1/3rd of all (inc. merch) proceeds according t band constitutional decree) made his -own- band t-shirt and sold them discreetly at each show, keeping all profits t himself etc. a brazen move that only a genius such as himself could pull off.. of course we knew what was happening and didn’t say much.. shortly afterwards he demanded 1/3rd of all recording advances t record his own material and -not- tour with th band (ala Brian Wilson) that didn’t go down as well.. to his credit we were never quite th same band after he left, we reached some wonderful peaks of chaos and beauty w him behind th drums and on guitar..”

Good times.

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New Lou Barlow video: Love Intervene

Video: Lou Barlow -- “Love Intervene”

Lou Barlow - Love Intervene (Official Video)

From the Love Intervene b/w Don’t Like Changes 7-inch, out now on Joyful Noise.

Many, many years ago Johnny Loftus made me a Sebadoh mix because — for whatever reason — I had totally skipped them over at the time. I had always liked Lou Barlow’s songs on the Dinosaur Jr. albums, but I just never followed the thread. Listening to Johnny’s mix I realized what I’d been missing. Lou Barlow is a really good songwriter! And Jason Loewenstein is good too! (Plus he’s a Jason who goes by “Jake” which is exotic and cool.)

Anyway, that’s how I got into Lou Barlow’s stuff. And now he’s a got a new song. And because he’s old school punk rock, he’s releasing it as a seven-inch like a decent human being.

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Lou Barlow: New MP3, New Video, New Sentridoh

Lou Barlow - Sentridoh IIIMP3: Lou Barlow – “Losercore” from the Sentridoh III EP, out now on Merge.

Lou’s got a new band—the Missingmen, featuring Tom Watson and Raul Morales—and he’s dusting off the “Sentridoh” moniker for a new 8-song EP to go along with their summer tour (dates below). “Losercore” is classic Barlow, but the video from “On the Face” makes me wonder if he and Luke Wilson are starting to morph into each other. Maybe AT&T should should use a little Sebadoh in their next U-verse ad.

Video: Lou Barlow – “On the Face”

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Fun with Forkcast, Round 16

Pitchfork: ForkcastHere’s some good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – “Blanchard” from Through the Devil Slowly Softly, due September 15 on Nettwerk

Islands – “No You Don’t” from Vapours, due September 22 on Anti-

Black Francis – “All in My Mind” (Love & Rockets cover) from New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets

The Dodos – “Fables” from Time to Die on French Kiss

More fun after the jump…

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