Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow Releases Two Tracks From Tres Padres
Lou Barlow is what you'd call ubiquitous. That is, the man seems to be everywhere. He's played in Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, the Folk Implosion and probably a few dozen other bands we may or may not ever find out about. And you can add one more musical endeavor to the list -- Tres Padres.
Tres Padres also include Melvins drummer Dale Crover and psych-rock singer-songwriter Imaad Wasif. The threesome, along with some guy named Nate Mendel, who plays bass in some band called the Foo Fighters, got together back in 2013 to record two songs for a Father's Day-themed 7" that never came out.
Mr. Barlow, however, just uploaded the two songs to his YouTube channel (listen below). Both are fuzzy, noisy bits of brilliance and were recorded at the Foo Fighters' Studio 606 in California. Barlow talked about the Tres Padres recording session in an interview with Cultistzine last year:
So we went out to the valley, and had two days, and it happened to be on Father’s Day when we recorded. Imad’s wife was due to go into labor to deliver his first child, but that didn’t happen, so he was able to come in and record. Because otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to do it. So it happened on Father’s Day, so I just thought it would be funny if we called it Three Fathers or Tres Padres.
Check the songs out below: