We've known for a while now that Lou Barlow and the rest of Sebadoh had plans to issue a new LP, and while it's unclear exactly when the long-running indie rock vets will serve up the set, it now officially has a title. Barlow revealed today (May 13) that the record will be called Defend Yourself.
The news came via a post on Instagram, though the image of a tipped-over bottle of Elmer's no-wrinkle rubber cement and the charcoal scrawl of "Defend Yourself" is just a teaser for the album cover proper.
"This -is- the title of the new sebadoh LP but -not- the version of the title I wanna use for the cover," Barlow wrote.
Details behind the set are scant, but Barlow had previously confirmed through his Twitter account that the band finished recording sessions for the LP before he went out on tour with Dinosaur Jr. last February. While Sebadoh delivered the five-song Secret EP last summer, Defend Yourself will be the band's first LP since 1999's The Sebadoh. Barlow had hinted that the song cycle won't be too far off from what exists in the lo-fi alt-pop band's back catalogue.
"If a band comes back after being away for 25 years, as a fan, I want to hear the sound of the band again," Barlow had previously told Exclaim! "You want to hear what attracted you to the band in the first place."