It's our great pleasure to announce that Sebadoh's new album is now available for pre-order! Ending a 14-year hiatus for the band, “Defend Yourself” is more of an organic reformation than a comeback album. Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D’Amico haven’t wasted their musical talent over the last several years (as evidenced by solo albums, Dinosaur Jr., Fiery Furnaces, Folk Implosion, etc.), however, the Sebadoh name hasn’t surfaced since 1999.
Defend Yourself also marks a return to the self-recorded DIY ethos of early Sebadoh albums (III, Bakesale, etc.). Though this is hardly the band’s first experience with home recording, technological advances beyond the 4-track cassette have allowed “Defend Yourself” to easily rank among Sebadoh’s most sonically-engaging albums to date.
In stores on Sept. 17, "Defend Yourself" is currently available for pre-order via Joyful Noise in the following formats:
TRI-COLORED VINYL w/ bonus 7" [SOLD OUT]
(tri-colored red, yellow, & blue vinyl, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, includes bonus 7" record, die-cut album jacket, & MP3 Download. Available only to VIP Members.)
Limited edition RED VINYL w/ bonus 7"
(opaque red vinyl, limited to 2500 copies, includes bonus 7" record, die-cut album jacket, & MP3 Download.)
Limited edition CASSETTE
(red tape, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies)
...and the more traditional formats of Black Vinyl, CD, & Digital are also available.
The bonus 7" record included with the limited edition vinyl is not available for individual sale. The 7" features album outtakes "Imminent Emergency" and "No Wound". All vinyl and CD formats feature custom die-cut artwork.