it is an astounding news. dinosaurs are really back.
the noise rock family is a big and beloved one at the pond, with Sonic Youth and Papier Tigre in pole position, and it seems that bands who had their golden age in the 90s have recently decided to thumb the nose at the newcomers.
two months ago, the dancing toad and the juicy frog had the boundless joy to see Shellac in concert at Conne Island. yep, you read it properly, Shellac of North America with Mr. Steve Albini, Mr. Trainer and Mr. Weston! an amazing 100%-power gig, with a band in top form. a big lesson of strumming guitars for the frog, by the way.
a few weeks ago, the Pixies announced both the (alas!) departure of Kim Deal (replaced by Kim Shattuck) and a new (pretty good) track, Bagboy, along with a European and American tour. incredibly, many of the dates are already sold out.
and yesterday, as i was listening to Fugazi’s excellent The Argument (2001), i got to know that Sebadoh was about to swell the rank of the dinosaurs return.
and voilà, a small video of Lou Barlow’s band arouse today, featuring All Kinds, a new track taken from the Secret Ep, which you can listen to right now here.
since an EP means a LP, we’re happy to announce the forthcoming release on Joyful Noise of Defend Yourself on september 17th. needless to say that Sebadoh will hit the road again and delight our ears in the fall.
this bunch of news won’t help to calm down the frog’s desire to learn the guitar, damn it.