Release Date: May 24, 2019
Record label: Dangerbird Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Arriving a good 14 years after its predecessor, Sebadoh's Defend Yourself, in 2013, was less a comeback than an act of closure, like one of those standalone reunion specials that follow the demise of a beloved long-running TV series. Where much of the indie-rock icons' celebrated 1990s catalog invited us to eavesdrop on Lou Barlow's roller-coaster romance with his main muse (girlfriend-turned-wife Kathleen Billus), his contributions to Defend Yourself updated their relationship status one last time with a striking degree of finality. "Someone else has found her way into my soul," he sang at the top of album opener "I Will": "Things have changed, no longer need to be with you.