Lou Barlow ?

I don’t really have too much info on this other than the fact Joyful Noise appear to have pressed 50 Lou Barlow lathe cut 7″s with just a ? instead of any particular title.  The track is Wave which I am assuming is the same from the Brace the Wave album.  They have then randomly…

Brace the Wave Pre-Order

Yesterday Joyful Noise started pre-orders on Lou’s upcoming solo album Brace the Wave.  The VIP edition is limited to 500 copies and comes on a really nice green and pink mixed vinyl (Or marbled pink and sea foam if you’re reading the nonsense in the press release ;-).  There are of course also alternative editions including…

Eric Gaffney – A Cassetterospective

Every time I nearly give up my Joyful Noise VIP membership I’m given a reason to stick it out – Its almost as if they know what I’m thinking. Last week this happened again and against all expectation they announced that they are releasing Eric Gaffney’s Cassetterospective – A very fancy boxset featuring 10 cassettes of…

Brace the Wave – solo album coming in September

Lou has stated in a recent interview with Motif that his first solo album since 2009’s Goodnight Unknown will be coming out in September 2015.  There are currently no more details other than it will be titled Brace the Wave though Lou does mention it will be followed up by the recording of the next…

Tres Padres 7″

If you, like me, follow Sebadoh closely you are probably aware that Lou recorded a 7″ under the moniker Tres Padres with Dale Crover (The Melvins) and Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion).  It was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio and was originally supposed to have been a charity 7″. After being announced it then went very…

Sebadoh Joyful Noise VIP Goodbye L.A. 7″

So yesterday I noticed a tweet on the Joyful Noise site from a VIP member who had shared a picture of the latest VIP monthly release and what do you you know it was only Sebadoh.  Well today it has turned up in my post box and I can reliably report that it is a lovely…

Scotch Broom Collective LP

I was perusing the up-coming releases on the mighty Norman Records website when I stumbled upon a release by the Scotch Broom Collective.  Closer inspection revealed that the Scotch Broom Collective was… Ten years after its rumoured release on Thurston Moore and Byron Coley’s Ecstatic Yod Actuel Ass Run series, here is Various Past Moments…

50 Bands and a Cat for Indiana Equality

So here’s a release for a good cause.  Some crazy US legislator’s in Indiana have decided to forget that the good ‘ol US of A is supposed to be the land of the free and seem intent on allowing small minded bigots to discriminate against minorities based on their religious beliefs.  This has particular impact on…

Sebadoh – Limelight 7″ Announced

So lo and behold yesterday morning I woke up to see Sebadoh are releasing a brand new 7″ on Joyful Noise. Announced through Joyful Noise’s VIP club the 7″ is a picture disc with the lead track being Limelight by Rush.  The single will be out on the 9th June and is limited to 974 copies.  Order…

No Chief – New Project from Bob D’Amico

Okay i totally missed this but No Chief is a new project from Sebadoh drummer Bob D’Amico.  Back in late 2014 he released two new tracks on Bandcamp with help from friends including Sebadoh’s own Jason Loewenstein, That Dog’s Petra Haden, Matthew Friedberger and more. The music and lyrics come from Bob although the lyrics…

Academia Cassettes and Eric Gaffney

Something I thought I’d like to share for those who missed it and care. Eric has recently had a couple of releases on the Academia cassette label. Last year they released Eric and the late Charles Ondras’ release under the moniker the Gracefully Aging Hippy Soloists for Cassette Store Day which was released in a…

Missing Out and other frustrations of the obsessed

If like me you have that collector bug, then you will know there is nothing more frustrating than missing the announcement of a record and then finding out too late once it has sold out.  This happened to me recently with the Dale Crover release on Amphetamine Reptile Records which features Lou on guitar.  I…