Sebadoh have announced their first new album in 14 years.
Titled ‘Defend Yourself’, the album will be released on September 16 on Domino in the UK and a day later on Joyful Noise Recordings in the US. It’s the band’s first full-length studio set since 1999’s ‘The Sebadoh’.
Sebadoh formed in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1986 and went on to release nine studio albums before before going on hiatus after the release of ‘The Sebadoh’. The band in various guises has been revived over the years for reunion tours and the lineup now consists of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein and Bob D’Amico.
Last July (2012) they released a free EP called ‘The Secret’ via Bandcamp and it’s now streaming in full on SPIN.com. In a post on the Joyful Noise Recordings website, Barlow revealed that the flurry of new material was inspired by a successful 2011 reunion tour in support of a reissue of the band’s 1994 album ‘Bakesale’.
“The touring in support of the ‘Bakesale’ reissue went very well,” he writes. “We had good chemistry as a 3 piece, Bob & Jake had been playing together for years & along with my 20 year history with Jake, D’Amico’s contribution to the lineup was just a good fit. A new record had always been something we knew we would get around to doing & the pieces finally seemed to fall in place.”