LISTEN: The Attitude is Gratitude on Lou Barlow’s New Track “Moving”
Brace the Wave is out September 4 via Joyful Noise
As early as 1991, Lou Barlow was proclaiming his Point Break-style plan to “Ride the Darker Wave,” but now that he’s middle-aged, the Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. member appears to have mellowed out a bit, and is instead suggesting that we all Brace the Wave.
That’s the title of Barlow’s upcoming solo LP—his fifth—from which we already have an amazingly deadpan album trailer to go along with today’s release of the first full track, “Moving.” Musically, the song delivers exactly what the trailer promises: a drum-less, soothing cut of outsider-tinged, nylon-string bedroom rock. And like he’s said, “The attitude is gratitude…or anger, as the case may be.”
It is definitely worth six hands out of seven-and-a-half. Maybe even seven hands, I would say.
Brace the Wave is out September 4 on Joyful Noise.