A hobo told me Lou Barlow has a tour and new LP, Brace the Wave

A hobo told me Lou Barlow has a tour and new LP, Brace the Wave

Walking through an alley near 6th and Main downtown, I came across a homeless man. The H.O.B.O. Man asked if I wanted to come inside his tent to listen to the original soundtrack to the movie Kids, and I politely declined. Then I smelled toast. Because I was having a stroke. Luckily, H.O.B.O. Man was able to perform CPR on me, so I we listened to the Kids soundtrack.

After a long discussion about Sebadoh and Folk Implosion, we talked about all of our favorite Lou Barlow songs. H.O.B.O. Man went on to drop knowledge about Barlow’s upcoming solo album, Brace the Wave, coming out September 4 on Joyful Noise Recordings. He even pulled out his iPhone 7 (those don’t even exist yet!!), to play the album trailer and said “Pre-orders are available with 500 hand-numbered VIP copies on pink and seafoam marbled-vinyl. 100 of the 500 copies will include an original Lou Barlow ‘selfie’ Polaroid.” H.O.B.O. Man then pulled a Polaroid from his sock to reveal… a photo of his dick! I asked H.O.B.O. Man if he knew Lou Barlow personally, and he said, “Yes! Thanks for looking at my dick, and go see Lou play live this September, ya dipshit.”

Brace the Wave tracklist:

01. Redeemed
02. Nerve
03. Moving
04. Pulse
05. Wave
06. Lazy
07. Boundaries
08. C & E
09. Repeat


09.08.15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
09.09.15 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
09.10.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
09.11.15 - Washington, DC - DC9
09.22.15 -San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
09.23.15 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Co.
09.24.15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
09.25.15 - Pioneertown, CA - Desert Stars
09.26.15 - Costa Mesa, CA - Wayfarer

• Lou Barlow: https://www.facebook.com/TheLouBarlow
• Joyful Noise: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

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