Defend Yourself

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Defend Yourself
Sebadoh - Defend Yourself cover.jpg
Studio album by Sebadoh
Released September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:45
Label Joyful Noise, Domino
Producer Sebadoh
Sebadoh chronology
Secret EP
(2012)Secret EP2012
Defend Yourself
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! 9/10[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
NME 6/10[6]
Paste 8.0/10[7]
Pitchfork 6.0/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 6/10[11]

Defend Yourself is the eighth studio album by American indie rock band Sebadoh. It is the band's first album in fourteen years, since 1999's The Sebadoh.[12]

The album was released on September 16, 2013 via Domino in the United Kingdom and on September 17, 2013 via Joyful Noise in the United States, respectively.[12][13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Will" Barlow 3:57
2. "Love You Here" Barlow 3:33
3. "Beat" Loewenstein 4:12
4. "Defend yr Self" Loewenstein 3:12
5. "Oxygen" Barlow 3:21
6. "Once" D'Amico 2:55
7. "Inquiries" Loewenstein 2:01
8. "State of Mine" Barlow 3:44
9. "Final Days" Loewenstein 4:22
10. "Can't Depend" Loewenstein 4:23
11. "Let It Out" Barlow 4:29
12. "Listen" Barlow 3:37
13. "Separate" Loewenstein 1:59
Total length: 45:45

Included with the limited edition tri-color vinyl and red color vinyl releases was a 7" single that had two tracks that were left off of the album.[14] These tracks were also released on iTunes and included on the Japanese CD release along with the Secret EP track "All Kinds".

Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Imminent Emergency" Barlow 2:34
15. "No Wound" Loewenstein 2:30

Personnel[edit]

Sebadoh
Other personnel
  • Lou Barlow - engineering
  • Jason Loewenstein - mixing
  • Wally 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. ^ Khanna, Vish (September 16, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hann, Michael (September 19, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself – review". The Guardian. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mojo magazine. October 2013, p.90
  6. ^ Beaumont, Mark (September 12, 2013). "Sebadoh - 'Defend Yourself'". NME. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Saunders, Hilary (September 20, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". Paste. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (September 17, 2013). "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Pan, Arnold (September 18, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". PopMatters. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Gross, Joe (September 23, 2013). "Defend Yourself". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ Harris, Keith (September 16, 2013). "Sebadoh Reunite for More Candid, Wincing Mind Games on 'Defend Your Self'". Spin. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Battan, Carrie (June 5, 2013). "Sebadoh Announce First New Album in 14 Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Sebadoh "Defend Yourself" Pre-Order". Joyful Noise. July 23, 2013. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 

External links[edit]