Lou Barlow Brace The Wave on LP
"In 2005 I made my first official solo LP 'EMOH', ‘official’ meaning I didn’t attach a nonsense word to it , I used my legal name. I followed that in 2009 with 'Goodnight Unknown'. In the meantime I sensibly began touring with Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh again which leads me to...now, 2015. I recorded 'Brace the Wave’ in about 6 days with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab studios in Easthampton Massachusetts (I have recently moved back to the area after 17 years in LA ). Justin was the engineer for the 3 Dinosaur Jr ‘reunion’ LP’s , 'Beyond,' 'Farm' and 'I Bet on Sky'. My ease with Justin meant I approached the sessions with a focus and confidence I don’t usually feel.
"Songs like “Redeemed,” “Wave" and “Moving" reprise my early methods of tuning my ukelele down low and writing the song in the moment, during the recording process. Others like “Lazy” and “C&E” are live recordings of traditional-style folk songs, some which I began writing nearly 20 years ago. The lyrics encapsulate yet another transitional period in my life. I still don’t feel I have a choice but to puzzle over difficult times in my songs. I kept this album short anticipating the listener fatigue associated with a musician who’s been around for 25+ years. As a music obsessive myself, I understand. I like new things too.” - Lou Barlow
Lou Barlow Brace The Wave Track Listing:
8. C & E