by Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 October 2009

With his new album, Goodnight Unknown, Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow has created a collection of melodic pop songs that he describes as being ‘a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with Sebadoh. To my ears, anyway’. We checked in with him to get the inside word on the songs that inspired the recording. He talked about Bill Callahan’s brooding All Thoughts Are Prey To Some Beast [listen below]: ‘A simple song beautifully played and masterfully built. An insistent guitar riff with a devastating lyric, this time with delicate strings and growling guitar to punctuate his poetry. His usually unemotional baritone raises as this song grows and it feels revelatory to me’. Read the rest of Lou Barlow’s Secret Playlist.