Over the decades, Lou Barlow has made a whole lot of music with a whole lot of bands, including Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion. But he’s only rarely released music under his own name; his new album Brace The Wave is his first solo LP since 2009’s Goodnight Unknown. This album couldn’t have come out under a band’s name. Instead, it’s a crushingly personal album, one that chronicles the end of Barlow’s 25-year marriage. We’ve heard the songs “Moving” and “Wave,” and now NPR has posted a stream of the whole album. Listen to it below.
Brace The Wave is out 9/4 on Joyful Noise Recordings.