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About Sebadoh

One of the key bands of the '90s lo-fi movement, Sebadoh embraced intentionally raw and unsophisticated home recording as the element that tied together their self-conscious sentimental pop with their noisy experimentalism. The project began in 1986 as an outlet for Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow when he was feeling limited by his role in his main band. When Barlow was kicked out of Dinosaur Jr. in 1989, he joined with drummer/songwriter Eric Gaffney and multi-instrumentalist Jason Loewenstein to cultivate the weird and disparate chemistry that produced indie rock classics like 1991's III and 1993's Bubble & Scrape. After releasing the major-label effort The Sebadoh in 1999, the band went on a 14-year hiatus, its members focusing on other projects before regrouping in 2013 to work on new collections of their distinctively vulnerable and high-strung songs like 2019's Act Surprised.

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