Defend Yourself

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Defend Yourself
Studio album by Sebadoh
Released September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
Genre Indie rock, lo-fi
Length 48:45
Label Joyful Noise, Domino
Producer Sebadoh
Sebadoh chronology
Secret EP
(2012)
Defend Yourself
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B-[3]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME (6/10)[6]
Popmatters (8/10)[7]
Pitchfork (6.0/10)[8]
Spin (6/10)[9]
Slant 3/5 stars[10]

Defend Yourself is the 8th studio album by American indie rock band Sebadoh. It is the band's first album in fourteen years, since 1999's The Sebadoh.[11]

The album was released on September 16, 2013 via Domino Recording Company in the United Kingdom and on September 17, 2013 via Joyful Noise Recordings in the United States, respectively.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Will"   3:57
2. "Love You Here"   3:33
3. "Beat"   4:12
4. "Defend yr Self"   3:12
5. "Oxygen"   3:21
6. "Once"   2:55
7. "Inquiries"   2:01
8. "State of Mine"   3:44
9. "Final Days"   4:22
10. "Can't Depend"   4:23
11. "Let It Out"   4:29
12. "Listen"   3:37
13. "Separate"   1:59

Personnel[edit]

Sebadoh
  • Lou Barlow - performance, production, engineering
  • Jason Loewenstein - performance, production, mixing
  • Bob D'Amico - performance, production
Other personnel
  • Walton Gagel - mixing
  • Pete Lyman - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defend Yourself - Sebadoh". Metacritic. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Allmusic. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Modell, Josh (September 17, 2013). "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Geffen, Sasha (September 17, 2013). "Album Review: Sebadoh – Defend Yourself". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hann, Michael (September 19, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself – review". The Guardian. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Beaumont, Mark (September 12, 2013). "Sebadoh - 'Defend Yourself'". NME. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Pan, Arnold (September 18, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". Popmatters. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Stosuy, Brian (September 20, 2013). "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Harris, Keith (September 16, 2013). "Sebadoh Reunite for More Candid, Wincing Mind Games on 'Defend Your Self'". Spin. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Blue, Sullivan (September 16, 2013). "Sebadoh Defend Yourself". Slant. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Battan, Carrie (June 5, 2013). "Sebadoh Announce First New Album in 14 Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hughes, Hilary (August 20, 2013). "Sebadoh's First Album in 14 Years 'As Fresh As Anything We've Done'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 

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