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    from the loobiecore forum:

    Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:33 pm Post subject:

    mike’s right..it’s j’s deal and he’s not exactly inviting me to write (not discouraging me either but..)..i think i may get 1 or 2 in if i really assert myself..we’ve done about 10 basic outlines so far..we spent a month getting the drums together, playing for 2-3 hours a day..i put bass down on 7 or 8 songs before i split..some of which i’ll probably have to do over..i dunno..it’s real different than (most) seb or FI where there was a lot of discussion and collaboration .. j is a strange boss..
    but that’s dino..and i kinda like it that way.. it’ll make going back to my own stuff (or maybe sebadoh) seem all-over new again..
    it sounds like dino..rest assured..a little mellower than the early stuff..but yea, "rocked out"..



    thanks for that – have not been over there in a while.

    I’m intrigued as to if we will be able to get some samples out sometime soon. I bet if you get to the shows early they are jamming through some at warmup.



    yeah im thinking of making the long trek from MA out to DC for the 930 club show maybe if i get there early ill here some tastes



    How early are we talkin?



    LB is doing a live radio interview in Australia March 13th. You can listen live @ LB on Left of The Dial/pbsfm.org.au

    Lou Barlow Interview on Left Of The Dial

    Monday 13th March 2006 LEFT OF THE DIAL 20:00-22:00 with Jacob Marshall

    Tune in next Monday to hear an interview with indie legend Lou Barlow. Lou is over here at the moment playing with the reformed Dinosaur Jr lineup as well as some solo dates. Tune in to hear tracks from Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh as well as some solo Lou.

    In addition to the interview with Lou Barlow, Jacob will also be playing an exclusive acoustic set recorded by Canadian band Broken Social Scene in PBS’ Studio 5.

    Lou Barlow has been writing and recording songs, sometimes obsessively, for over 2 decades. His name is practically synonymous with this thing that some would call indie-rock. Hopefully we don’t have to waste too much time telling the back story. Barlow has been an integral force in some of the most successful and influential underground bands of the last two decades—Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion. A Google search will provide plenty of background in two seconds. But the past is the past and the future is now. And now is the time for Emoh.

    Emoh is for all practical purposes, the first official solo album by Lou Barlow. There have been other collections and compilations to be sure…some under his own name, some under the moniker of Sentridoh. But those parts did not always make up an integral whole. Collections of songs, often recorded under the sparsest of conditions, do not always an album make. Emoh is an album. Conceived and executed as such, and it is a wonder to behold.

    Recorded in studios as far flung as western Massachusetts, Nashville and Los Angeles, Emoh captures the essence of a talent that has made Lou Barlow one of the most respected and influential songwriters of his generation. There are not a lot of bells and whistles here, no extended guitar solos, no studio trickery or production gloss—which is not to say that production is anything less than extraordinary. The songs are distilled to their essence, acoustic guitar with subtle flourishes—cellos here, pianos there, tape loops and sparse percussion—all meticulously crafted, capturing the listener’s attention without distracting from the most important thing…the songs themselves. And these songs are signature Barlow— full of emotion, angst, hope, intelligence and a wry sense of humor. For good measure Lou throws in his own interpretation of a classic hair metal anthem of the 80’s, which is priceless to say the least. He gets some help here and there from a variety of friends, including former band mates Jason Lowenstein (Sebadoh), Imaad Wasif (The Folk Implosion) and Russ Pollard (Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion).

    Lou Barlow might not be a household name, but in the world of indie-rock he is a superstar; no matter that this probably makes very little difference to him. But music this good, this subtle, this honest, this damn catchy, deserves an audience, the larger the better. One listen and you will know. Pop songs don’t get much better than this. Lou Barlow is here to stay. And we are all a little bit better off as a result.

    Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock supergroup formed in 1999 in Toronto, Canada.

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