Sebadoh's Lou Barlow on how experimenting with eight-tracks influenced his early recordings

Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside artists like Pavement.

See also: - Sebadoh at the Larimer Lounge, 8/6/13 - Sebadoh's Lou Barlow has found a way to put the pathos back into punk - Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. on death threats from a fan with damaged hearing

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