20 Jan 2016

Marty Duda's artist of the week - Lou Barlow

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 20 January 2016

Lou Barlow He's been hailed as the pioneer of the lo-fi movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and thanks to his involvement in bands such as Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion, along with his own solo releases, Lou Barlow is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. Growing up in Westfield, Massachusetts, Barlow met J Mascis and the two began their love/hate relationship forming hardcore band Deep Wound and then Dinosaur Jr. When tensions got too high, Lou focussed on his side project, Sebadoh, releasing a string of albums in the early 90s that helped define the era. Later he formed The Folk Implosion, finding a certain amount of mainstream success with Natural One from the Kids soundtrack. Over the past decade, Barlow has reunited with Mascis to reform Dinosaur Jr, toured and recorded with a reformed Sebadoh and continued to release his own solo material…his most recent album is 2015's Brace The Wave. Lou Barlow tours New Zealand with four solo shows lined up.

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