Lou Barlow, songwriter for cult lo-fi lot Dinosaur Jr and similarly revered 90s icons Sebadoh, will release his fifth solo album this October.

Titled Goodnight Unknown, it will be released on October 5 via Domino, and is self-described as a "cross between [Barlow’s] later work with Folk Implosion and earlier work with Sebadoh…to [his] ears, anyway."

It’s hardly been a quiet last few years for Barlow: Dinosaur Jr reformed mid-way through this decade, and recently released their second album of the 21st century, Farm, to mostly positive reviews. Meanwhile Sebadoh saw three of their albums, The Freed Man, Sebadoh III and Bubble and Scrape re-issued, also by Domino.

Barlow will also be touring the album this Autumn, supporting Dinosaur Jr. He’ll be playing live with The Missingmen, a duo made up of guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales. Stateside readers can turn the page for those tour dates; for those of you outside the US, you’ll have to be content with the tracklisting.


1.  Sharing2.  Goodnight Unknown3.  Too Much Freedom4.  Faith In Your Heartbeat5.  The One I Call6.  The Right7.  Gravitate8.  I’m Thinking…9.  One Machine, One Long Flight10.  Praise11.  Take Advantage12.  Modesty13.  Don’t Apologize14 One Note Tone


Lou Barlow and the Missingmen live dates:

30 Sep 2009      20:00    Phoenix Concert Theatre     Toronto, Ontario

2 Oct 2009     20:00    Middle East     Boston, Massachusetts

4 Oct 2009     20:00    Northern Lights     Clifton Park, New York

6 Oct 2009     20:00    Mercury Lounge     New York, New York

7 Oct 2009     20:00    Toad’s Place     New Haven, Connecticut

8 Oct 2009     20:00    9:30 Club     Washington DC, Washington DC

9 Oct 2009     20:00    Theatre of the Living Arts     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10 Oct 2009     20:00    Newport Music Hall     Columbus, Ohio

11 Oct 2009     20:00    The Crofoot     Pontiac, Michigan

13 Oct 2009     20:00    The Majestic Theatre     Madison, Wisconsin

14 Oct 2009     20:00    The Pageant     St. Louis, Missouri

15 Oct 2009     20:00    Vic Theatre     Chicago, Illinois

16 Oct 2009     20:00    Headliner’s Music Hall     Louisville, Kentucky

17 Oct 2009     20:00    Variety Playhouse     Atlanta, Georgia

22 Oct 2009     20:00    Granada Theater     Dallas, Texas

23 Oct 2009     20:00    Warehouse Live     Houston, Texas

24 Oct 2009     20:00    Stubb’s     Austin, Texas

25 Oct 2009     20:00    Diamond Ballroom     Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

26 Oct 2009     20:00    The Beaumont Club     Kansas City, Missouri

27 Oct 2009     20:00    Slowdown     Omaha, Nebraska

29 Oct 2009     20:00    Boulder Theater     Boulder, Colorado

30 Oct 2009     20:00    Aggie Theatre     Fort Collins, Colorado

3 Nov 2009     20:00    Marquee Theatre     Tempe, Arizona

4 Nov 2009     20:00    Belly Up Tavern     Solana Beach, California

5 Nov 2009     20:00    House of Blues     West Hollywood, California

6 Nov 2009     20:00    The Fillmore     San Francisco, California

7 Nov 2009     20:00    Wonder Ballroom     Portland, Oregon



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