Sebadoh: Bubble & Scrape

Sebadoh preps deluxe reissue of Bubble & Scrape
Will perform entire album at Pitchfork Fest in Chicago, July 18

Bubble & Scrape captured Sebadoh as a band in most profound transition. Since inception, Lou Barlow, Eric Gaffney and Jason Loewenstein had ever been more a wonderfully chaotic collective of individuals following their own erratic, crazy-paved paths than the typical, rigidly-defined group. All three wrote and sang their own songs, while live performances would play host to regular bouts of instrument-swapping, as one member stepped up to the microphone as the previous 'frontman' returned to the drum kit - stemming from Barlow's desire that Sebadoh be an entirely democratic process, in contrast to his experiences as erstwhile bassist with Dinosaur Jr. Sebadoh's early cassette releases, The Freed Man and Weed Forestin', spanned a broad spectrum of radically-skewed 'pop', veering from introspective strum to out-there noise to found-sound collage with a stoner's graceful stream-of-consciousness.

By the time Sebadoh wrote and recorded their fourth full-length in 1993, the three members were writing and singing in more confident and distinct voice than ever before. Contained within the two sides of Bubble & Scrape, those voices - Lou's muted, emotive and disarmingly honest ballads, Jason's increasingly rockular riff-outs, and Eric's thrillingly genius psychotic squalls - formed a most beguiling harmony, complimenting and perfectly off-setting each other. Bubble & Scrape would also, however, prove to be Eric Gaffney's final album with Sebadoh.

Sebadoh - Bubble and Scrape Deluxe Edition
Street Date - July 8th, 2008

1. Soul and Fire
2. Two Years, Two Days
3. Telecosmic Alchemy
4. Fantastic Disaster
5. Happily Divided
6. Sister
7. Cliche
8. Sacred Attention
9. Elixir is Zog
10. Emme Get Wild
11. Sixteen 12. Homemade
13. Forced Love
14. No Way Out
15. Bouquet For a Siren
16. Think (Let Tomorrow Be)
17. Flood

Bonus Tracks:

18. Reject
19. Sister
20. Bouquet For a Siren
21. Emma Get Wild
22. Flood / Ken
23. Messin' Around
24. Visibly Wasted II
25. You Are Going Down
26. Old Daze
27. Part 1 - Lou
28. Part 2 - Eric
29. Part 3 - Eric
30. Part 4 - Jason
31. Happily Divided
32. Soul and Fire (Acoustic Demo)

[Published on: 6/9/08]

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dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/9/2008 01:17PM
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Go LAKERS!!!!!!!!

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/9/2008 01:42PM
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Hell yeah go Lakers!!! down 2-0. No worries. Lakers in 6. Good thing about them being down 2 games to 0 is that they wont win the title while I'm at Bonnaroo. I didnt want to have to choose between Jack Johnson and watching the Lakers take the title. Oh yeah, Sebadoh. I hate Dinosaur Jr. and most indie rock but Sebadoh is pretty kick ass. Lou Barlow is a million times more interesting than j. Yawnscis....I like their song "Spoiled Children" i think that song pretty much sums up 90 percent of the trustafarian pretentious slime that trools this site. Have a great day. Obama/Michael Savage in '08!!!

desert_drifter Mon 6/9/2008 01:57PM
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i personally prefer "smash your head on the punk rock," and i'm somewhat over these "delux and remastered" discs.... it seems that i lot of band from my highschool years are really hurting for cash. what else could explain lou getting back together with dino jr?