Digital Music, Vinyl — October 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Paul Westerberg releases 3 new songs as ‘Mr. F’ in 7-inch vinyl/digital download combo

Paul Westerberg, circa 2005

Ex-Replacements leader Paul Westerberg continues to dabble in different ways of releasing his music, mixing old and new formats this week by issuing a pair of new songs — under the pseudonym Mr. F — on limited-edition, multicolored 7-inch vinyl that comes with a code to download a third, digital-only track.

Semi-official site Paul Westerberg: Man Without Ties confirms that Mr. F — an “Arrested Development” reference, perhaps? — is “aka Grandpaboy aka PW,” the first moniker being a name that Westerberg recorded under several times in the late ’90s and early ’00s, most recently on Mono and Dead Man Shake, released in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

The new 7-inch — featuring “This Machine” and “Foolish Hand Shake,” plus the code to download the “epic” digital track “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand” — is available for $8 plus shipping exclusively through Nimbit Music. There’s a limit of one per customer.

The new songs are the first from Westerberg since he released the six-song EP PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys in September 2009, which followed a string self-released digital projects, including the 2008 album 49:00 and individual song offerings such as “3oclockreep,” “Finally Here Come,” “Bored of Edukation” and “Always in a Manger.”

See tracklist for the Mr. F single after the jump…

Mr. F 7-inch

Tracklist: Mr. F, “This Machine”

A. “This Machine”
B. “Foolish Hand Shake”

Digital bonus track: “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand”



  1. Steve in Louisville

    Great news, thanks for sharing!

    Can’t wait to hear the “epic” track “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand”.

  2. Good hearing from Mr. Westerberg… I mean Mr. F.

    If this were really an Arrested Development reference, the universe would implode on itself. That’s simply too much awesome for one universe to handle. :-P

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