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Secret EP is an EP by the American indie rock band Sebadoh, released on July 23, 2012. The EP was not released on a label and was made available for digital download on the online music store Bandcamp. The EP was recorded from March to July 2012 at Indietopia in Glendale, California. Secret EP is Sebadoh's first new material in fourteen years since the band's previous album The Sebadoh (1999).

Secret EP
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EP by
ReleasedJuly 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)
RecordedMarch 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)–July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13) at Indietopia in Glendale, California
GenreIndie rock
ProducerJason Loewenstein
Sebadoh chronology
Wade Through the Boggs
Secret EP
Defend Yourself



Sebadoh began recording Secret EP on March 29, 2012 at frontman Lou Barlow's rehearsal space. Updates from the recording sessions were posted by band member Jason Loewenstein on his official Blogger.[1] The basic tracks for eleven potential songs were completed by April 10.[2] In May, the band began the second and final recording sessions and by June the band began mixing the EP and recording overdubs.[3] On July 18, the band announced on its official Facebook page that mixing had been completed and the tracks were going to be mastered the following day.[4] The recording sessions were produced and engineered by Lowenstein.


Secret EP was released on July 23, 2012.[5][6] The EP was released as a digital download on the online music store Bandcamp in MP3 and FLAC formats. The band posted release notes with the download calling the EP "new songs for 2012, a taste of our upcoming 2013 album" but confirmed none of the songs would be featured on the album. The band also stated that proceeds from the EP's sales will "help us continue working on the LP and remain as independent as possible," adding that CD copies of the EP will be available for sale during the band's tour in support of Secret EP.[7]


Sebadoh are due to tour to support the release of Secret EP. The North American tour begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 7, 2012 and concludes in New York, New York on August 28.

Date City Country Venue
North America[6][8]
August 7, 2012 Philadelphia United States Union Transfer
August 8, 2012 Boston The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
August 9, 2012 Northampton Pearl Street
August 10, 2012 Washington Black Cat
August 11, 2012 Carrboro Cat's Cradle
August 12, 2012 Atlanta The Earl
August 14, 2012 Nashville The Mercy Lounge
August 15, 2012 St. Louis Off Broadway
August 16, 2012 Chicago Schubas Tavern
August 17, 2012 Cleveland Grog Shop
August 18, 2012 Hamilton Canada The Cashbah
August 20, 2012 Toronto Horseshoe Tavern
August 21, 2012 Montreal La Sala Rossa
August 22, 2012 New York United States Bowery Ballroom

Track listingEdit

1."Keep the Boy Alive"Barlow04:07
2."My Drugs"Loewenstein04:05
3."Arbitrary High"Barlow03:07
4."I Don't Mind"Loewenstein03:52
5."All Kinds"Barlow01:33
Total length:16:44


All personnel credits adapted from the album's online release notes.[7]

Technical personnel


  1. ^ Loewenstein, Jason (March 29, 2012). "First Sebadoh recording sessin in 13 years begins today!". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Loewenstein, Jason (April 10, 2012). "Sebadoh recording: double nickels on the dime". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Loewenstein, Jason (June 30, 2012). "Sebadoh: Los Angeles mix and mash session". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "All of my new mixes". Facebook. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Maloney, Devon (July 23, 2012). "Sebadoh Suddenly Release First New Songs Since 1999". Spin. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Nelson, Michael (July 23, 2012). "Sebadoh Announce Secret, 1st New Music in 14 Years". Stereogum. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Sebadoh". Bandcamp. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "Sebadoh's Concert Listing". Retrieved July 25, 2012.

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