Sebadoh announce first album in six years, would like you to Act Surprised (because that’s the name of the album)

Sebadoh announce first album in six years, would like you to Act Surprised (because that's the name of the album)
Photo: Justin Pizzoferrato

WHOA.
Sebadoh have announced a new album, their first in more than six years. It’s called Act Surprised, but to be honest, there’s no acting necessary for those of us here at TMT’s (very much real) undersea bunker newsroom — we’re genuinely surprised!

The album drops May 24 on Dangerbird Records. Its recording process took place with producer Justin Pizzoferatto in western Massachusetts, where Sebadoh began in the late ’80s. In between presumable nostalgia benders to visit all the band’s favorite formative New England haunts, Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D’Amico found time to put together a voluminous 15-song tracklist. You can view that tracklist below, where you can also see the slate of tour dates Sebadoh has announced for the album and watch the video they’ve released for first single “celebrate the void.” Don’t believe me?

Fine. Then DON’T pre-order (or pre-save) Act Surprised here, DON’T watch the video for “celebrate the void” down below, and DON’T YOU DARE check out the cover art and tracklist down below that:


Here’s the tracklist (still act surprised, though):

01. phantom
02. celebrate the void
03. follow the breath
04. medicate
05. see-saw
06. vacation
07. stunned
08. fool
09. raging river
10. sunshine
11. act surprised
12. battery
13. belief
14. leap year
15. Reykjavik

Sebadoh US tour dates:

05.22.19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
05.23.19 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
05.24.19 - Evanston, IL - Space
05.25.19 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
05.26.19 - Omaha, NE - Reverb
05.28.19 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
05.29.19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05.31.19 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06.01.19 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Caberet
06.02.19 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
06.05.19 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
06.06.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy
06.07.19 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
06.08.19 - Tustin, CA - Marty’s on Newport
06.09.19 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
06.10.19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
06.12.19 - Austin, TX - Parish
06.13.19 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
06.15.19 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06.16.19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
06.21.19 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts Center
06.22.19 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07.11.19 - Montreal, PQ - Ritz*
07.12.19 - Toronto, ON - Horsehoe Tavern*
07.13.19 - Detroit, MI - Shelter*
07.14.19 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
07.16.19 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theatre*
07.17.19 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room*
07.18.19 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
07.19.19 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
07.20.19 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground*
07.22.19 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall*
07.23.19 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
07.24.19 - Philadlephia, PA - Underground Arts*
07.26.19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
07.27.19 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes*

* Eleanor Friedberger

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