Video: Lou Barlow On Fire Live @ Rough Trade Records, San Francisco (25 February 1995)

Indie rock legends Sebadoh plan to return to Australia following the release of their first new album in 14 years, Defend Yourself. If you haven’t seen Sebadoh play live since their reformation you will get the benefit of enjoying both old and new tunes, oh the value!

I was fortunate enough to see Sebadoh play their 1996 album Harmacy during their last Australian tour in 2011, and the boys are still in fine form, despite their age. Look, I’m not claiming their old and decrepit (Rolling Stones, anyone?) but 14 years is a long time between drinks so I know dear readers that you were wondering, and I’m here to answer your most pertinent questions, aren’t I?

Listen to Sebadoh play Careful live on KEXP (3 August 2013) to see how good they still sound in 2013:

Original drummer Eric Gaffney departed Sebadoh and so Bob D’Amico (Fiery Furnaces) was the drummer on the new album and will also be performing live with Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein on the tour. The band can be pretty damn funny when they interact with the crowd, so don’t give them any shit or they will shoot you down!

Sebadoh Defend Yourself Album CoverA Defend Yourself B-side has dropped overnight called No Wound. It is rocking tune getting sticky at Stereogum at the moment – give it a whirl.

Sebadoh Australian Tour Dates:

  • Friday, 21 March 2014 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • Saturday, 22 March 2014 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney
  • Sunday, 23 March 2014 – Zoo, Brisbane
  • Tuesday, 25 March 2014 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Purchase tickets from the venues or Oztix, prices range from $52-$58.

US Tour:

Meanwhile the US tour began on Friday and continues onto 15 November 2013. Check the Sebadoh Facebook for the US Tour Dates and go get yourself a ticket before you forget. I know you’re getting old. You don’t even know where your kids keys are right now, do you?

More importantly, if you spread the message about the US gig you are going to via Facebook or Twitter the lovely boys of Sebadoh will reward your efforts with a 7″ vinyl signed by the freaking band!

Do it you fools, do it now! That’s a fucking rarity, right there!

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About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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