Lou Barlow streams new LP ‘Brace the Wave’

Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow will release his first solo album in six years, ‘Brace the Wave,’ on September 4 via Joyful Noise Recordings. You can stream the full record via NPR’s First Listen. If you want to pick up the album, it’s available for pre-order on black & coloured vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally.

‘Brace the Wave’ adds to Barlow’s extensive and celebrated discography, which includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavor, Sentridoh. Recorded in under a week in Easthampton, MA with Justin Pizzoferrato (who also worked on Dinosaur Jr.’s Beyond, Farm, and I Bet on Sky), the album is a mix of tracks that employ Barlow’s early methods of tuning his ukelele down low and writing during the recording process (Redeemed, Wave, and Moving) and traditional-style folk songs that he performed live in the studio (Lazy and C&E).

Brace The Wave


‘Brace the Wave’ track list:
1. Redeemed
2. Nerve
3. Moving
4. Pulse
5. Wave
6. Lazy
7. Boundaries
8. C & E
9. Repeat


To support the new release, Barlow will head out on the road for a bunch of solo dates kicking off on September 8th in Boston – see below for a full list of upcoming shows.

Tour dates:
9/8: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
9/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
9/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/11: Washington, DC @ DC9
9/22: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
9/23: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
9/24: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
9/25: Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars
9/26: Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer (early show)


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