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Sebadoh prep new LP, share “celebrate the void,” touring w/ Eleanor Friedberger

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Sebadoh are back with Act Surprised, their first album in over six years, which will be out May 24 via Dangerbird. Lou Barlow, who moved back to Massachusetts not too long ago, reconvened with bandmates Jason Lowenstein and Bob D’Amico to make the record in their old stomping grounds. The first single from the album is “celebrate the void” which finds them easily falling back into the Sebadoh indie rock groove. “The first line of this song: ‘I get the feeling you don’t feel me’ is pretty good. It could be a line in an Ariana Grande song, I like it,” says Lou. “I followed it from there through some general complaints about a composite character in my life, someone I could never crack. Sometimes the walls are too high. If you think about it, the resistance was always there, even in the very beginning. What to do? Pick endlessly at the seams? Replay moments in my head looking for a way to explain it all? No, stop, there is no one answer and that’s OK…Celebrate the void.” Listen below.

Lou, Jason and Bob will celebrate the void and the new album with a tour that kicks off May 22 in Pittsburgh and wraps up with two NYC-area shows: July 26 at Bowery Ballroom and July 27 at Asbury Lanes. Those shows and all their July dates are with Eleanor Friedberger. Tickets for Asbury Lanes go on sale at 10 AM and Bowery Ballroom go on sale at 1 PM.

All dates are listed, along with album art and tracklist, below.

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sebadoh - act surprised album

Sebadoh – Act Surprised tracklist:
01) phantom
02) celebrate the void
03) follow the breath
04) medicate
05) see-saw
06) vacation
07) stunned
08) fool
09) raging river
10) sunshine
11) act surprised
12) battery
13) belief
14) leap year
15) Reykjavik

Sebadoh – 2019 Tour Dates:
05/22: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
05/23: Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
05/24: Evanston, IL – Space
05/25: Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
05/26: Omaha, NE – Reverb
05/28: Denver, CO – Globe Hall
05/29: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/31: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/01: Vancouver, BC – Fox Caberet
06/02: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
06/05: San Francisco, CA – Slims
06/06: Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
06/07: San Diego, CA – Casbah
06/08: Santa Ana, CA – La Santa
06/09: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
06/10: Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
06/12: Austin, TX – Parish
06/13: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
06/14: New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
06/16: Asheville, NC – Mothlight
06/18: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06/19: Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
06/20: Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
06/21: Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts Center
06/22: Boston, MA – The Sinclair
07/11: Montreal, PQ – Ritz*
07/12: Toronto, ON – Horsehoe Tavern*
07/13: Detroit, MI – Shelter*
07/14: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*
07/16: Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theatre*
07/17: St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room*
07/18: Nashville, TN – Exit/In*
07/19: Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
07/20: Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
07/22: Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall*
07/23: Washington, DC – Black Cat*
07/24: Philadlephia, PA – Underground Arts*
07/26: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
07/27: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes*

* w/ Eleanor Friedberger

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