Lou Barlow Sheds Light on Dinosaur Jr.'s 'I Bet on Sky'
Published Aug 24, 2012Lou Barlow is a busy man these days. The indie rock lifer just dropped a new EP with his band Sebadoh, the group's first new recordings in 13 years. But that record shouldn't overshadow the new LP he's releasing as part of the reunited Dinosaur Jr. on September 18 via Jagjaguwar.
"The vibe on the record is really good," Barlow tells Exclaim! of Dinosaur Jr.'s upcoming I Bet on Sky. "I think J [Mascis]'s songs sound great. I've got a couple on there. Murph played really well on it, and it sounds like a Dinosaur Jr. record."
The record is the band's third since lead singer and guitarist Mascis reunited with original members Barlow and drummer Murph, an experience that Barlow described as positive, amazing and "totally unlikely."
"Getting back with Dinosaur, it was amazing how it was just focusing on the music and focusing on the sound of the band and you get a record. You just have to put the work in."
He also warned fans to expect something a little different from the energetic blast of the trio's last outing, 2009's Farm.
"It's maybe a little more varied than the ones before it. It's got songs that are very punk rock and more aggressive, and then it's got songs that are maybe influenced by J's last year of doing acoustic shows and the solo record, which is cool."
As previously reported, Dinosaur Jr. will take I Bet on Sky on a North American tour next month. You can see all the dates here and read Exclaim!'s full interview with Barlow here.