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).
|Released||July 23, 2012|
|Recorded||March 29, 2012Glendale, California–July 13, 2012 at Indietopia in|
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. The basic tracks for eleven potential songs were completed by April 10. In May, the band began the second and final recording sessions and by June the band began mixing the EP and recording overdubs. 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. The recording sessions were produced and engineered by Lowenstein.
Secret EP was released on July 23, 2012. 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.
|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|
|1.||"Keep the Boy Alive"||Barlow||04:07|
|4.||"I Don't Mind"||Loewenstein||03:52|
All personnel credits adapted from the album's online release notes.
- Lou Barlow – vocals, guitar, bass
- Jason Loewenstein – vocals, guitar, bass
- Bob D'Amico – drums, percussion
- Technical personnel
- Loewenstein, Jason (March 29, 2012). "First Sebadoh recording sessin in 13 years begins today!". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Loewenstein, Jason (April 10, 2012). "Sebadoh recording: double nickels on the dime". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Loewenstein, Jason (June 30, 2012). "Sebadoh: Los Angeles mix and mash session". Blogger. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "All of my new mixes". Facebook. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Maloney, Devon (July 23, 2012). "Sebadoh Suddenly Release First New Songs Since 1999". Spin. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Nelson, Michael (July 23, 2012). "Sebadoh Announce Secret, 1st New Music in 14 Years". Stereogum. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "Sebadoh". Bandcamp. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "Sebadoh's Concert Listing". Last.fm. Retrieved July 25, 2012.