13 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his early days with hardcore favorites Deep Wound through his work as a founding member of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow is an indie-rock icon and undisputed influence on countless other artists. His neurotic, self-obsessed, awkward/depressed singer/songwriter style sparked a generation of imitators, while his penchant for four-track recording helped inspire the lo-fi movement. Originally released in 1994 (and recorded between 1989 and 1993), Winning Losers showcases his highly personal bedroom folk jams and also sports an early version of the Sebadoh song "Really Insane." Defiantly minimalist and sonically murky at times, it's pretty much just Lou and a guitar, sounding off about life, love, and being a loser (but in a good way), all in short little songs that average about two minutes a pop. Don't miss "Rise Below Slowly," "Mellow, Cool," and "Losercore." 

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his early days with hardcore favorites Deep Wound through his work as a founding member of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow is an indie-rock icon and undisputed influence on countless other artists. His neurotic, self-obsessed, awkward/depressed singer/songwriter style sparked a generation of imitators, while his penchant for four-track recording helped inspire the lo-fi movement. Originally released in 1994 (and recorded between 1989 and 1993), Winning Losers showcases his highly personal bedroom folk jams and also sports an early version of the Sebadoh song "Really Insane." Defiantly minimalist and sonically murky at times, it's pretty much just Lou and a guitar, sounding off about life, love, and being a loser (but in a good way), all in short little songs that average about two minutes a pop. Don't miss "Rise Below Slowly," "Mellow, Cool," and "Losercore." 

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About Sentridoh

Sometimes simpler is better, which is definitely the case with Lou Barlow's lo-fi project, Sentridoh. Barlow (former bassist for Dinosaur Jr. and creative force behind Sebadoh) developed Sentridoh as a solo project in 1993 so that he could pursue a stripped-down acoustic form of the music that he had performed with Sebadoh. Sentridoh's first single, "Losercore/Really Insane," was also the very first record put out by Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records, setting the tone for that label's support of artists who were stretching their personal boundaries. That single and the albums that followed, like Little Brother's Mysterious Sentridoh EP, also released in 1993, and two albums released in 1995, Losing Losers (Shrimper) and Lou Barlow and His Acoustic Sentridoh (Smells Like Records), highlighted Barlow's expert songwriting and heartbreaking lyrics, backed only by guitar and, occasionally, a small handful of other instruments. Free Sentridoh Songs From Loobiecore, a new collection of tracks from all over the Sentridoh's career (including new recordings) was released in 2002. ~ Stacia Proefrock

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