2LP released: Jul 31, 2020

1. Holding Back The Year
2. Home
3. Caterpillar Girl
4. Legendary
5. Royalty
6. Puzzle
7. If I Could
8. Monkey Begun
9. Morning's After Me
10. Round-n-round
11. Mary
12. Confused
13. Imagined Life
14. The Ballad Of Daykitty
15. Finger (Demo)
16. Helpless (Demo)
17. Legendary (Demo)
18. Puzzle (Demo)
19. Home (Demo)
20. If I Could (Demo)
21. Mary (Demo)
22. Confused (Demo)
Label: MERGE
Cat No: MRG254LP
Barcode: 0673855025414
Packaging: 2LP

Emoh was released in January 2005, within a day or two of my first child being born. I put my real name on it, and it felt like the beginning of a new, more confident era. At the same time, I was asked to rejoin Dinosaur Jr, and instead of spending the next year or so touring in support of Emoh, I started a Dinosaur Jr reunion that continues to this day. It was a bittersweet decision because the LP was warmly received and seemed to point to a self-reliant future. Emoh is primarily an acoustic LP with live performances at its core (with many not-live embellishments), and that was a personal achievement for me. I'm still very pleased with it. Though my follow-up, Goodnight Unknown, went back inward and is, lyrically, more evasive, with Emoh I realigned myself with my craft. To describe what I do as a "craft" was something I was too self-conscious to do before that. I had embraced songwriting in a high-profile way and made myself solely responsible for the results. The fact that it coincided with becoming a father for the first time makes it a time marker and game changer that has been invaluable to me, serving to keep me focused and on track personally and creatively ever since.-Lou Barlow, March 2020