Bob Mould will return to the road later this year for a 23-date tour that’ll find him performing the first run of shows with his eponymous trio with the remainder being solo-electric performances, all under the banner of “Distortion and Blue Hearts!” Full details, including tour dates, right here.
The 1982 debut album by Love Tractor, part of the fertile Athens, Ga., college-rock scene that also birthed R.E.M., The B-52’s and Pylon, has been remixed and remastered by Bill Berry and Sugar’s David Barbe, and will be reissued with an unreleased bonus track this fall. Full details right here, and listen to the bonus track.
Bob Mould will collect the entirety of his post-Hüsker Dü work — both solo and with Sugar — in a mammoth 24-disc CD box set called Distortion: 1989-2019 that will include 18 studio albums, four live albums and a new two-disc collection of rarities and collaborations. Full details and tracklist right here.
Bob Mould, the legendary frontman of Hüsker Dü and Sugar, is back with a new album and single — both called Sunshine Rock — that he says find him looking on the brighter side of things after a few years living abroad. Or, more simply, “This is not Black Sheets of Rain.” He’s also going on tour next year.
Bob Mould’s gearing up to celebrate next year’s 25th anniversary of his post-Hüsker Dü solo debut Workbook in a big way, and now come details of an expanded reissue of the album — featuring a bonus live album as part of the 2CD set — as well as what’s being termed a 7-date “commemorative” tour.
Bob Mould will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his post-Hüsker Dü solo debut Workbook next year with a special performance at San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop festival, organizers announced today as they unveiled an initial lineup for the Feb. 25-March 2 fest that also includes Mark Kozelek.
Seattle’s KEXP has just shared video of a blistering, half-hour set by Bob Mould filmed by the radio station during last month’s Bumbershoot festival that finds the rocker tearing through a set comprised of three songs apiece off Sugar’s Copper Blue, his latest solo album Silver Age and Hüsker Dü’s Flip Your Wig.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we take a rare trip into the mid-’90s to present footage from the Sept. 4, 1994, episode, which was guest-hosted by Bob Mould the same week he released Sugar’s second and final album, File Under: Easy Listening. The two perform together for the first time.
]t’s been a busy few days in New York City for Bob Mould: On Wednesday night, he played Bowery Ballroom, inviting “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen on stage to play guitar on three rarely played ‘Flip Your Wig’-era Hüsker Dü songs. And then on Thursday night, he appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
This week’s new releases include the digital debut of Depeche Mode’s new single “Heaven,” off the upcoming ‘Delta Machine,’ plus Sugar’s eight-record box set called, naturally, ‘A Box of Sugar,’ and featuring the first-ever vinyl pressings of the ‘Besides’ comp and the ‘Joke is Always On Us, Sometimes’ live album.
Today we count down the best reissue of 2012 as voted on by Slicing Up Eyeballs in this year’s readers poll, and the Top 10 list includes releases by Icehouse, Ministry, The House of Love, Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen, Yazoo, Bob Mould’s Sugar, My Bloody Valentine, Peter Gabriel and more.
This week’s new releases include an expanded 2CD reissue of post-punk act New Model Army’s 1984 album ‘Vengeance,’ plus a 2CD deluxe edition of The Jam’s ‘The Gift,’ a vinyl box set featuring the full Sugar catalog, and a vinyl reissue of Television’s classic ‘Marquee Moon.’
It’s been a big year for fans of Bob Mould’s post-Hüsker Dü act Sugar, with competing — and slightly different — sets of CD reissues out in the U.S. and U.K., plus live performances of Copper Blue around the world. Now, the U.K.’s Demon Music Group is compiling the band’s complete recordings in an 8-record audiophile vinyl set.
Bob Mould was in Los Angeles on Monday ahead of the first of his last two ‘Copper Blue’ shows — after tonight’s L.A. concert and an Austin, Texas, appearance on Friday, he says he’s done playing the Sugar album front-to-back — and squeezed in an appearance on “Conan” to tear through ‘Silver Age’ track “Keep Believing.”