According to a press release, Defend Yourself marks a return to the “self-recorded DIY ethos of early Sebadoh albums,” created in Barlow’s practice space alongside Orbit bassist and longtime collaborator Wally Gagel. As Barlow wrote in a statement, “We did Defend Yourself the only way it could have been done, on the cheap &outside of the mixing of my 6 songs with [Gagel]all by ourselves.”
In anticipation of the album’s release, the band will release their 2012 EP, Secret, on 10″ black vinyl and limited edition 10″ green marble vinyl on June 25th. The album was previously only available digitally.
Listen to the band’s new track “All Kinds” below.
Barlow and Co. will head out on the road in August.
Sebadoh 2013 Tour Dates:
07/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
07/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
08/02 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
08/03 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Larmier Lounge
08/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Lounge
08/10 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
08/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room