Written By Joyful Noise Recordings - April 07 2021
Today we are pleased to announce the new album from the hairy man behind Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and The Folk Implosion...The one and only, Lou Barlow!
Over the last 18 months, we at Joyful Noise have engaged in an experiment with Lou Barlow known as the "Artist Enabler Club". This incredible series consisted of countless new and archival songs being released in limited formats to club members – and had the effect of creating a ton of amazing music that wouldn't have existed otherwise. The culmination of this creative experiment is the new LP, Reason To Live.
Featuring 17 new songs, this is Lou Barlow’s first full-length in 6 years (since 2015's Brace The Wave). A special early edition of Reason To Live(complete with unique hand-made artwork) was recently distributed amongst Lou's loyal Artist Enabler Club members. But on 5/28 the album will be released for the rest of the world – available on Light Blue Vinyl, CD, Light Pink Cassette, & Digital.
“People have this vision of me as this heartbroken, depressed guy, but this record feels so true to who I am, to this rich life I now have full of people I love,” he says. “The songs culminated over the last five years to show that music has returned to its central comforting role in my life. Now I’m home.”
Welcome home, Lou.
Available now, on Light Blue Vinyl, Light Pink Cassette, CD, & Digital. Order here!
Listen to Lou's latest single, "Over You," below!
Lou Barlow Reason to Live Release Date: May 28, 2021
Greetings music lover. We are extremely excited to announce that the legendary Lou Barlow will release his first solo album in six years on JNR! Barlow's extensive and celebrated discography includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his new solo album will mark the third release under his own name.
Buy SECRET EP by clicking here! 1. What have you been doing for the past 14 years since The Sebadoh came out? After the anticlimactic impact of The Sebadoh, I headed out on a tour to promote my other major label fiasco: One Part Lullaby by the Folk Implosion. My partner in that band quit […]
As a youngster, I was introduced to Lou Barlow’s catalog in a backwards way… I didn’t start with Dinosaur or early Sebadoh. My introduction to Lou was the Folk Implosion – specifically their bedroom pop masterpiece “Take A Look Inside”. And from there I expanded in all directions. I remember being shocked as a […]