Sebadoh Announce First Studio Album in 6 Years, Shares New Video “Celebrate The Void”

Indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh announced their first new studio album in more than six years Act Surprised will release on May 24 via Dangerbird Records. The band released the official video for the album’s first single “celebrate the void” and has also announced a full US tour. Act Surprised is now available for pre-save/pre-order and includes an instant download of “Celebrate The Void.”

Act Surprised continues the soulful collaboration that’s defined the band since 1991’s Sebadoh III and 1994’s Bakesale. The new batch of songs reaffirms how vital the creative partnership is between members Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D’Amico.

When Barlow recently moved back to his home state of Massachusetts following a series of personal changes, he pressed the restart button and, in time, felt the incentive to reach out to Jason and Bob again to reunite and start work on a new album. The trio convened and began recording in their original stomping grounds in western Massachusetts where they first formed back in 1988. Along with producer/sound engineer Justin Pizzoferatto, Sebadoh have delivered one of the best records of their career. Act Surprised is a 15-song collection that’s as dynamic and visceral as anything the band has ever committed to tape.

Tour Dates:

05/22: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

05/23: Columbus, OH – Rumba Café

05/24: Evanston, IL – Space

05/25: Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

05/26: Omaha, NE – Reverb

05/28: Denver, CO – Globe Hall

05/29: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

05/31: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

06/01: Vancouver, BC – Fox Caberet

06/02: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern06/05: San Francisco, CA – Slims

06/06: Los Angeles, CA – Roxy

06/07: San Diego, CA – Casbah

06/08: Tustin, CA – Marty’s on Newport 

06/09: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

06/10: Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad06/12: Austin, TX – Parish

06/13: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)

06/15: Atlanta, GA – The Earl06/16: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle06/21: Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts Center

06/22: Boston, MA – The Sinclair07/11: Montreal, PQ – Ritz*

07/12: Toronto, ON – Horsehoe Tavern*

07/13: Detroit, MI – Shelter*

07/14: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*

07/16: Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theatre*

07/17: St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room*

07/18: Nashville, TN – Exit/In*

07/19: Birmingham, AL – Saturn*

07/20: Charlotte, NC – The Underground*

07/22: Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall*

07/23: Washington, DC – Black Cat*

07/24: Philadlephia, PA – Underground Arts*

07/26: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

07/27: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes* 

* w/ Eleanor Friedberger