With their first release in 14 years, Sebadoh last week made available a 5-track EP through Bandcamp (entitled the Secret EP) as something of a taster of their upcoming album, due in 2013. The tracks are 'stand-alone' however, and are not set to appear on the LP.
Containing five songs, three by Lou Barlow (Keep the Boy Alive, Arbitrary High and All Kinds) and two (My Drugs and I Don’t Mind) by Jason Loewenstein, with drums by Bob D’Amico, the EP makes an appropriate DIY return for the band, self-recorded, self-mixed, self-designed and made available as a digital download via Bandcamp for $5.
Proceeds from sales of the EP will, in the words of Barlow,
"Help us continue working on the [upcoming] LP and remain as independent as possible."
Physical copies of the EP are to be available for now at Sebadoh gigs (the band shortly embark upon an extensive North American tour) but a general release at a later date is not ruled out.