Last fall, Sebadoh released the comeback full-length Defend Yourself,
the band’s first album in 14 years. The album recaptured some of the
dizzying sonic diversity of Sebadoh’s early Sub Pop recordings, but also
finds Barlow and Loewenstein’s songwriting skills as sharp as ever.
The story of Damien Jurado’s relationship with Punk Rock seems too symmetrical, too fortuitous and too rare to possibly be true. Somehow, though, all the pieces match.
Now 39 and based out of Seattle, Jurado was once a 14-year-old
growing infatuated with Punk.