Friday, June 10, 2005

What About Bob Mould?

Here is some Bob Mould news from

After the tour in support of his 1998 solo album, "The Last Dog and Pony Show," Bob Mould was prepared to never hit the road with a full band again. But the former Husker Du/Sugar leader will return to full rock glory during the fall tour in support of his upcoming album, "Body of Song," due July 26 via Yep Roc.

...As previously reported, Mould will be backed on the road by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, bassist Jason Narducci and keyboardist Richard Morel, also Mould's cohort in the electronica-heavy project Blowoff.

Mould promises the set lists will feature material from throughout his career as a solo artist and with Husker Du and Sugar. "I will play stuff from all eras for the first time with people," he tells, adding that fans can expect to hear such tracks as Sugar's "Changes" and Mould's "Lost Zoloft." "I'm sort of taking ownership back of my songs."

...Before the fall tour, Mould and Morel are hoping to finish their debut Blowoff album for an early 2006 release. The duo DJs twice a month at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club and has been incorporating an ever-growing catalog of original music into the proceedings.

"We have an album finished, but I think we can do better," Mould says. "I think we need to write four more good songs. There's some stuff that is house-y and some stuff that is rock. There's some breezy, '60s pop and some darker, downtempo things. It's all over the place. There's a lot of guitars and a lot of double vocals. Everything is 50/50 as far as writing. No outside collaborators."

Mould is particularly enthusiastic about the tracks "Hormone Love" ("Rich had a sketch for a real rock song and I totally pounded it into a big, Sugar-y type of thing") and "Overload" ("That easily could have made 'Body of Song. It has a house-y beat but it has some real blues-y, Joni Mitchell guitar going on").
I'm not familiar with Blowoff, but it is time to consider Bob Mould as a candidate for Advancement. He's taking back ownership of songs he wrote with a band (Advanced), he DJs (Advanced), he has an electronica-heavy side project (very Advanced). I'm going to have to say that Bob Mould is Advanced.

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