Bob Mould News Round-Up
There's a lot of news about gay rocker Bob Mould to report. First off, on September 4th his new album Silver Age will be released. Reviewers are calling it "punishingly loud, melodically sparkling pop/rock" much like his critically-raved 90s band Sugar. And speaking of Sugar, their catalog has just been remastered, reissued, and is now available on Spotify, finally lending some completeness to my Best Of Bob Mould playlist. This fall Mould will be touring the U.S. to support Silver Age and the Sugar reissues, starting with a free concert in Brooklyn's waterfront Williamsburg Park on September 7th when he'll play Sugar's legendary Copper Blue in its entirety. (I love the fairly recent trend of artists playing albums in full.) Below is a recent clip of Mould playing Copper Blue's hit single Hoover Dam. Has it really been 20 years since that came out?