Friday, March 26, 2010

Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown -2009-
(Indie, Rock, Folk)

From: Los Angeles

Lou Barlow is widely considered to be among the most prolific and ground-breaking indie musicians of the 1990's. He's best known for his work with Sebadoh, Folk Implosion and Dinosaur Jr.'s original and current lineup. Many labels have been applied to his unique brand of acoustic rock, including lo-fi, folk-pop and folkcore. Barlow's latest album, his second official solo effort under his own name, is titled Goodnight Unknown. In the four years since his career-redefining, mostly acoustic record Emoh, Lou Barlow has reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and reissued three of Sebadoh's classic albums. But as this brilliant new album illustrates, he's hardly living in the past. Borrowing the live-band energy of Dinosaur Jr. and the stylistic reach of Sebadoh, Barlow has built on Emoh's full production and written a set of immediate, melodic pop songs that Lou describes as, "a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with Sebadoh to my ears, anyway." Barlow creates acoustic ballads, driving rock tunes and thumping studio productions that will sing your anxieties to sleep.

Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown

Lou Barlow - Too Much Freedom

Lou Barlow - Gravitate

Lou Barlow - The Right