SEBADOH Drops Another Track From New LP – Here’s ‘RAGING RIVER’…

Brand new sonic impulses

20 April 2019

If you didn’t know yet, SEBADOH is back. The band founded in 1988 by bassist Lou Barlow (former Dinosaur Jr member), drummer Bob D’Amico and guitarist Jason Loewenstein. After
a string of varying LPs they split in 1999, then returned in 2013 with longplayer ‘Defend Yourself‘.

Today, almost 6 years later a new LP, entitled ACT SURPRISED, is about to hit the streets. The mood swing lead single Celebrate The Void was dropped last month and now here’s another new one. ‘RAGING RIVER‘ is a steamy outburst inspired by Loewenstein question: “Wouldn’t it be great if a big raging river came thru here and washed away all the assholes?”. Yeah, here comes the flood…

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New album ACT SURPRISED out 24 May – pre-order facilities here

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SEBADOH Returns With New Album After Six Years – Here’s The First Mood Swing Single ‘CELEBRATE THE VOID’…

Brand new sonic impulses

2 March 2019


(pic: Justin Pizzoferrato)

In 1988, bassist Lou Barlow (former Dinosaur Jr. member), drummer Bob D’Amico
and guitarist Jason Loewenstein formed lo-fi and slacker rock trio SEBADOH. After a
series of albums with mixed success they called it a day in 1999, but returned in 2013
with the pretty heavy and versatile longplayer Defend Yourself. After lukewarm reviews
it seemed as if the threesome was finally done. But you never know with chaotic mind Lou Barlow. Yes indeed, a new LP, entitled ACT SURPRISED will see the day of light next May via Fire Records. Here’s first single CELEBRATE THE VOID. After a reflective first half the track turns into a firm rocker. Check the mood swing right here…

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New album ACT SURPRISED out 24 May – pre-order facilities here

SEBADOH – Single ‘Ocean’ 20 Years Ago…

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‘Ocean’ by SEBADOH

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Slacker rock band SEBADOH was formed by Eric Gaffney and the eccentric LOU BARLOW, then bass player with DINOSAUR JR. in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1988. They split up and restarted a few times while making eight studio albums along the way. Their sixth LP titled HARMACY is their most accessible and widely praised longplayer. It was released twenty years ago, on 20 August 1996 with single OCEAN having many ingredients for being a hit: infectious tune, poppy feel, catchy with a sing along potency and around the three minute mark. Bingo, big score!…

So you think you’re in the middle of the ocean
Stranded on an island of your own
Or stuck in the top of a mountain
Either way you’re gonna say you’re all alone
And I hesitate to say that you’re a liar
I never tell the truth myself
But I tried to chase you down and I got tired
So I’m leaving you to you or someone else
‘Cause you never want to hook up in the middle
And I’d meet you there to talk if you would show
But you answer every question with a riddle
And refuse to even choose to let me go
It used to be I’d tell you all my secrets
Giving you the credit you deserve
I guess you didn’t care to lose or keep it
And we never quite connected from the first
And I wish I had a way to make it better
To rearrange the world and make you smile
But it’s dumb to even think I had that power
And we haven’t been that close in a while
And I don’t even want to try to name it
Explain it for the one who couldn’t care
‘Cause all that matters is the way you choose to frame it
And I hesitate to say that you’re a liar
I never tell the truth myself
But I tried to chase you down and I got tired
So I’m leaving you to you or someone else
‘Cause you never want to hook up in the middle
And I’d meet you there to talk if you would show
But you answer every question with a riddle
And refuse to even choose to let me go

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Here’s HARMACY in full…

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BOBBY C. Goes Black and White On New Video Clip For ‘SMOKE AND MIRRORS’….

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

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1 October 2018

Up and coming Belgian musician Bob Caussyn – ‘NOT a singer/songwriter‘ as claimed by the man himself – aka BOBBY C. goes black and white – still the coolest color combination in rock ‘n roll – in his new video clip for SMOKE AND MIRRORS. The title track and one of the grooviest cuts on the new, second EP. Some press relates Bobby to Britpop, but I have no idea whatsoever where they get that notion from at all.

Whatever, what my experienced ears hear is a distinctive, warm vox with an electrified band sounding like a mix of Lou Barlow‘s emotive group Sebadoh and J Mascis‘s Dinosaur Jr. with some Neil Young guitar echoes. Yes, indeed, Uncle Sam is in the house. Pretty cool, isn’t it ? Damn right. Check out for yourself what I just tried to stutter here…

BOBBY C.: Facebook


Stream the 4-track EP in full on Spotify

Brighton’s Four-Piece BEACHTAPE Shares Slow Burning Single ‘FIX IT UP’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

21 September 2018

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(photo by Keiran Kavanagh)

Band: BEACHTAPE

Who: Brighton based quartet ” has been around for a few years, self-releasing tracks of the best indie rock around via their Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages. Last year they signed to Punk Slime Recordings and released their 5-track debut EP Hold Music.”

Pick: FIX IT UP – brand new single

Score: Fix It Up has those melodic, crackling guitars that generate a sort of tranquilizing, even intoxicating feel which bands such as Pavement and Sebadoh created throughout their whole career. Hypnotic, sedative and burning slowly. Relax, fix it up, take it easy
and drift into dreamland right here…

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FIX IT UP and the equally excellent b-side FIGURE IT OUT available via Bandcamp

DINOSAUR JR. Released 2nd Album ‘YOU’RE LIVING ALL OVER ME’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…

13 December 1972

Band: DINOSAUR JR.

Album: YOU’RE LIVING ALL OVER ME – their fifth LP

Released: 14 December 1987 – 30 years ago

Stereogum said: “The second Dinosaur Jr. record is the apex of the first iteration of
the Mascis-Barlow union, with Barlow playing an exaggerated second banana role, often shrieking discordantly over Mascis’s laconic delivery on such classic tracks as the opener
‘Little Fury Things.’ Barlow’s anarchic utterances are at once exhilarating and disquieting.
When his full-on ‘Plastic Ono Band’ guttural freak-out occurs over the last verse of ‘In A Jar’,
it is difficult to know exactly what to feel. It is both disjunction and deliverance. This great collection of songs is as compelling as it is challenging. It notably contains Barlow’s Sebadoh precursor, the psychedelic music-concrète adventure ‘Poledo’, which provides a welcome
respite to Mascis’s bilious songs of suffering. A brilliant album by a young band finding
their way toward genius.”

My score: still their BEST achievement to my ears…

Three Top Tracks: Just Like Heaven / Little Furry Things / Sludgefest

* JUST LIKE HEAVENone word: classic

* LITTLE FURY THINGS deranged electricity

* SLUDGEFESThigh-voltage fuzz fest

Album in full…

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