Clip: Bob Mould Preps New Album
Bob Mould Preps New Album
Zach Vowell reports:
After burning out on guitar rock in the late 90s, Bob Mould has since
remained distant from the brand of music he helped revitalize as a member
of Hüsker Dü. Whether it be 2002's electronically tinged Modulate, or his
DJ sets as Blowoff and Loudbomb, rock'n'roll has taken a back seat. On July
26, however, the Beaster may be back. According his label's website, Yep
Roc Records will release Mould's sixth solo album, Body of Song on July 26,
and it will "employ a guitar-heavy full-band approach" on two songs in
particular: "Paralyzed" and "Circles".
Who's in that band of his, you ask? None other than Fugazi's versatile
drummer Brendan Canty, plus Sugar bandmate David Barbe, Garland of Hours'
Amy Domingues, and Matt Hammon, a member of Bob Mould's band circa 1998.
The album will include 12 tracks (some of them more acoustic and/or
electronic in nature), and it was recorded in four states over the past
year or so by Don Zientara, Barbe, Frank Marchand, and Mould himself.
Billboard has the tracklist, and the tracklist goes like this:
02 (Shine Your) Light Love Hope
04 I Am Vision, I Am Sound
05 Underneath Days
06 Always Tomorrow
07 Days of Rain
08 Best Thing
09 High Fidelity
10 Missing You
11 Gauze of Friendship
12 Beating Heart the Prize
Possibly even more promising is the prospect of a Mould world tour,
especially, as Yep Roc points out, if it "will see Mould performing
material from all stages of his career-- solo, Sugar, Hüsker Dü-- for the
first time in a full band context." Canty has already signed on as drummer
for the tour, which will start in the fall. If they play "Pride", no,
anything off Zen Arcade, then the Pixies will be out of business. Dates
should be announced fairly soon, and hey, Bob has his own blog, so he'll
probably mention it there too.
* Boblog: http://modulate.blogspot.com/
* Bob Mould: http://www.bobmould.com/
* Yep Roc: http://www.yeproc.com/