Published Jul 20, 2012We already knew that Sebadoh were working on a new EP to be released in time for their summer tour of North America, and now frontman Lou Barlow has given an update about what we can expect from the group's latest collection.
In a new statement delivered to Exclaim!, Barlow reveals that the release will be called Secret EP and that it will include five brand new songs. However, these won't appear on the band's forthcoming as-yet-untitled full-length, set to drop in early 2013.
As Barlow explains, the EP, which contains the band's first new material in 14 years, will be sold digitally on Bandcamp, and a CD version will be available at the merch table during the upcoming shows. Plus, a vinyl release may follow.
The exact release date of Secret EP is unconfirmed, but you can expect it to drop sometime in the next couple of weeks, according to Barlow. The tour begins on August 7 (and includes stops in Toronto and Montreal), so expect the EP to likely be ready before then.
Read Barlow's note below and see the tour schedule at the bottom of the page.
hi.. guess what? we, -sebadoh- , have recorded FIVE NEW SONGS .. early next year we will have a new album .. -none- of these FIVE NEW SONGS will be on that record.. our FIVE NEW SONGS are contained on an EP entitled "secret EP" and will be available on -bandcamp- and on a cd that will, for the time being, only be sold at shows on our upcoming east coast tour ... these FIVE NEW SONGS were all recorded with our current lineup of Jason Loewenstein , Lou Barlow and Bob D'Amico in Glendale California at Lou's rehearsal spot, by Jason's Jakerock Mobile Unit.. they sound a whole lot like the -sebadoh- of yore so, If you liked -sebadoh- before the chances are good that you will like these FIVE NEW SONGS.. or not, who knows.... there's no official release date but start checking bandcamp around August 1st or come to one of our shows and pick up a cd .. we -may- release it on vinyl sometime but we need to sell some digital copies and cd's first.. these FIVE NEW SONGS are a purely self-released DIY deal.. we're pretty excited about it and hope you will be too. thanks,
p.s. FIVE NEW SONGS
Meanwhile, Barlow will also be releasing a new album with Dinosaur Jr. called I Bet on Sky on September 18 via Jagjaguwar.
UPDATE: You can see the artwork above and the tracklist below via Consequence of Sound.
UPDATE 2: You can now grab the EP here.
1. Keep the Boy Alive
2. My Drugs
3. Arbitrary High
4. I Don't Mind
5. All Kinds
8/7 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
8/8 Boston, MA - Middle East
8/9 Northampton, MA - Pearl St.
8/10 Washington, DC - Black Cat
8/11 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
8/12 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
8/14 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
8/15 St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
8/16 Chicago, IL - Schubas
8/17 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
8/18 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
8/20 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
8/21 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
8/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom