(September 4, 2012) Preceded by first single and video “The Descent,” Bob Mould’s brand new Silver Age (Merge) is now available for purchase via all finer physical and digital retailers.
Bob will perform “The Descent” tonight on The Late Show With David Letterman, backed by drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats) and Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow), both of whom recorded Silver Age with Bob and accompany him live on all current tour dates.
10 brand new Mould compositions in the loud melodic pop/rock vein of the recently reissued Sugar catalogue, Silver Age has already been generating enthusiastic pre-release praise, including:
“the legendary former Husker Du and Sugar frontman remains amazingly capable of cranking out arena-size hooks with snarling three-chord authority”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Bob Mould is still cranking out spiky post punk songs that are a s**tload better than many of his younger rivals… we wouldn’t want him any other way.”–FLAVORWIRE
“The Hüsker Dü/Sugar vet drops a blast of hook chiseled guitar noise with rueful lyrics”–ROLLING STONE
This week also marks the kick-off of the U.S. leg of Bob’s Silver Age/Copper Blue tour, which begins Friday September 7 at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn. The live shows feature Bob and the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sugar’s Copper Blue by playing it front to back, as well showcasing the new Silver Age material alongside an ever-changing grab bag of Husker Du, Sugar and Mould solo classics. The Silver Age/Copper Blue tour will run through to an October 30 headline date at Los Angeles’ famed El Rey Theater, after which Bob and the band will play a November 2 Copper Blue set at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin TX.
For further information, review tickets, photo passes, etc., please contact Steve Martin and Perri Cohen at nasty little man firstname.lastname@example.org
09/07/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park
09/08/12 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
09/10/12 – Boston, MA – Paradise
09/11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/13/12 – Chicago, IL – Metro
09/14/12 – Chicago, IL – Metro
09/15/12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/18/12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
09/19/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09/21/12 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
09/23/12 – Pensacola Beach, FL @ DeLuna Fest
10/30/12 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
11/02/12 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest (BOB MOULD PLAYS COPPER BLUE)