Thursday, August 30, 2012

EP Review: Secret EP

Title:  Secret EP (BandCamp)

Lo-fi indie rock pioneers Sebadoh return with the Secret EP.  The five song record is quintessential Sebadoh--catchy, sloppy, off kilter slacker lo-fi indie rock.  This is the band's first release in over 13 years.  In the interim Lou Barlow has been busy in the reunited Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh has continued to tour.  Sebadoh is known best for their run of records in the late '80s and early '90s III, Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock, Bakesale, and Harmacy, all of which are considered indie rock classics.  Secret follows along the same lines as those records with songs that are essential power pop numbers about longing, love, and life played through fuzzy bass and guitar and is sure to please fans of the band and the genre.  While Secret isn't as good as classics like Bakesale it's still a very good indie rock record.   

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