Sebadoh @ Bowery Ballroom, Aug. 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)

As seen on BrooklynVegan, Sebadoh are slated to release their first new album in 13-years, titled Defend Yourself, on September 17 via Joyful Noise. Take a listen to lead single "I Will" and check out a trailer for the LP at the bottom of this post. The trio have set up "Test Pressing Listening Parties" for Defend Yourself at 11 record stores across the country this Saturday (8/17). The Chicago location is Reckless Records' Wicker Park shop, where you'll be able to hear the record at noon CST. After the listening party, the test pressing will be awarded to a lucky fan. Pressings are signed by each band member and numbered out of 40.

Sebadoh will also be touring throughout North America this fall. That tour begins on the East Coast at the start of November and will tag Chicago for a performance at Schubas on November 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/16) at noon CST.

All Sebadoh // "Test Pressing Listening Parties" dates, their new single, and LP trailer can be found after the jump...

Sebadoh - "I Will"

Sebadoh "Test Pressing Listening Parties" locations
-- Origami Vinyl, Los Angeles, CA (featuring Lou Barlow in-store performance)
-- Permanent Records, Brooklyn, NY
-- Reckless Records (Wicker Park), Chicago, IL
-- Sonic Boom Records, Seattle, WA
-- Music Millenium, Portland, OR
-- Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, MO
-- Waterloo Records, Austin, TX
-- Luna Music, Indianapolis, IN
-- Culture Clash, Toledo, OH
-- Park Avenue, Orlando, FL
-- Landlocked, Bloomington, IN

Sebadoh - 2013 Tour Dates
NOV. 01 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
NOV. 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
NOV. 03 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
NOV. 04 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
NOV. 05 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
NOV. 07 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
NOV. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
NOV. 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
NOV. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
NOV. 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
NOV. 13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
NOV. 14 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
NOV. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe