Last month, Lou Barlow and I sat down over sushi in Seattle – post-soundcheck for Dinosaur Jr – to discuss and chew on what the new year might look like for Sebadoh.
It seems that the trio are actually planning to do some new music. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIRTEEN YEARS.
For those who’ve rediscovered our indie rock heroes and those old songs from the 90s, this is enormous news.
The band had a busy year – back-to-back-to-back tours of the US-Canada-Europe-Australia-Asia-US again and now on the Weezer Cruise next week – but they’ve been touring albums that were released when grunge was a real word.
So here we are in 2012 and the scoop is this: When Lou finishes recording and writing with Dinosaur Jr in February, it’ll be go for Sebadoh. The re-release/remaster of 1987’s Weed Forestin’ will also hit metaphorical shelves (or mailboxes)….
…and yes, Sebadoh will be recording new music. With a new drummer (Bob D’Amico) and renewed sense of purpose. The time is right, the tide is high, planets are aligned, the drummer’s an Animal, musicians have been trained on how to use social media, and hey, you know, Sebadoh are really kinda awesome…again.
The details as I know it (which is pretty much as much as the band knows at this point):
This is all good news, right? OH YES. I’ll be sailing the high seas with the boys next week on the Weezer Cruise and maybe between margaritas we might firm up some more details, so stay tuned here as always, on Facebook or via Twitter.com/RealSeBADoh.
Sebadoh AHOY! \m/