Interview: Lou Barlow

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In 2005, I spoke with Lou Barlow about his tour and new record Emoh.

What’s the setup for the tour?
Yeh, it’s just me and a synthesizer and a pedal, a sampling pedal.

Loops, and drumbeats and that kind of thing in it?
No. I’m kind of hammering it out now. I think ideally it would be great to have a band but I’ve got to be realistic about it and keep my costs down. So much like many of my singer-songwriter brethren, I’ve adapted. Adapted to the sampling pedal to try to add some elements to my sound, but it will be very simplistic. (more…)