“SEE A LITTLE LIGHT” CONCERT SPECIAL BROADCASTING ON PALLADIA THROUGHOUT JUNE
“The former Sugar and Hüsker Dü frontman sounds fully invigorated here…Mould rips through 12 bristling guitar-pop tracks that, at their propulsive and tuneful best, recall the classic eras of his much-loved former bands.” – ROLLING STONE
“It doesn’t feel like a stretch to say Beauty & Ruin scrapes the same eight-miles-high stratosphere as his best work with Hüsker Dü, Sugar, and under his own name…vital music from a living legend – a master class in the sort of gleaming, guitar-powered alt-rock that Mould helped to invent.” – STEREOGUM
Bob Mould’s forthcoming studio album, Beauty & Ruin, can now be streamed in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. The album stream comes one week ahead of Beauty & Ruin‘s June 3 release on Merge Records. Pre-orders for the album already being hailed as possibly Bob’s finest solo work since the classic Workbook are live now on Merge’s website and iTunes. The first 400 LP pre-orders placed through Merge will receive the album on yellow vinyl. All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant gratification download of “Hey Mr. Grey”.
Bob Mould is also pleased to confirm a release week performance on CONAN. Bob will be the featured musical guest on the Wednesday, June 4 airing of the late night TV series. CONAN airs at 11pm EST on TBS.
Additional happenings surrounding the release of Beauty & Ruin include multiple broadcasts of “See a Little Light” on Palladia throughout June. “See a Little Light” documents the November 2011 tribute to Bob at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, where many of today’s most influential artists gathered to celebrate Bob’s legendary canon. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Britt Daniel (Spoon), Ryan Adams, No Age, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), Margaret Cho with Grant Lee Phillips, and Jessica Dobson (The Shins, Deep Sea Diver) all performed classic compositions from the Hüsker Dü, Sugar and Bob Mould solo catalogues. Fortunately, the entire evening was captured in stunning audio and high-quality video quality by filmmaker Justin Mitchell. Specific air dates and times below.
Take a listen to Bob Mould (and Fred Armisen who can teach us all how to do a mean Bob Mould impression) on Margaret Cho’s podcast “Monsters Of Talk” HERE.
Sirius XMU will also air a two hour special celebrating Bob’s history and influence. This will take place on Sunday, June 1 at 9pm EST.
Palladia “See A Little Light” Schedule (EST)
Friday, May 30 9pm
Saturday, May 31 12am
Saturday, May 31 4pm
Tuesday, June 3 8pm
Thursday, June 5 2pm
Wednesday, June 11 10am
Saturday, June 14 4am
Wednesday, June 18 7pm
Sunday, June 22 4pm
2014 TOUR (Expanded North American Tour to be announced shortly)
06/03/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Hollywood
06/12/14 – Harrisburg, PA – Stage on Herr (Solo Electric Set)
06/13/14 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Analog-A-Go-Go
06/14/14 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dive (Punk Rock Fancy DJ Set)
06/20/14 – Calgary, AB – Republik (Punk Rock Fancy DJ Set)
06/21/14 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
06/23/14 – Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
07/26/14 – Carrboro, NC – Merge 25 @ Cat’s Cradle