Indie-rock powerhouse Superchunk has resurrected its Halloween single tradition, today releasing the track “There’s a Ghost” — the band’s first new song in two years — with a cover of The Sisters of Mercy’s 1983 single “Alice” as the B-side. You can hear both right here via Bandcamp.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include a new EP from the reunited Ride, plus the latest studio album from indie legends Superchunk.
Bob Mould swung by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday to promote his new album Beauty & Ruin, tearing through a pair of the record’s tracks — “The War” on air, and “Hey Mr. Grey” as a web exclusive — with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins filling in for Mould’s regular stickman, Jon Wurster.
Bob Mould will release a new album called ‘Silver Age’ that Merge Records likens to the ‘punishingly loud, melodically sparkling pop/rock vein of the Sugar catlalog’ — a fitting comparison, since Mould will tour the album in the U.S. this fall by playing that band’s ‘Copper Blue’ front-to-back.
Bob Mould will follow his first-ever performance of Sugar’s 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue’ at San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival later this month with a trio of European dates — in the U.K., Belgium and Finland — this June, he announced today.
Bob Mould will mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Copper Blue’ — the classic debut from his early-’90s trio Sugar — by performing the album in full with his current band at a ‘very limited’ number of concerts next year, the former Hüsker Dü frontman announced during a tribute concert celebrating his career last week in Los Angeles.
Here’s this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs news round-up, including posts about New Order, The Cure, Morrissey, Big Country, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Ministry — plus our interview with Peter Murphy
Indie-rock heroes Superchunk, ‘in the tradition of doing something we did last year,’ have posted a brand-new cover of The Misfits’ ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ which originally appeared as the B-side to the horror-punk band’s 1979 single ‘Night of the Living Dead.’
The A.V. Club wraps up its summer-long web series ‘Undercover: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small Room’ with this final installment: Shambling indie rockers The Walkman take on R.E.M.’s 1985 single ‘Driver 8,’ from the just-reissued ‘Fables of the Reconstruction.’
The A.V. Club’s web series ‘Undercover: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small Room’ follows up last week’s installment — Superchunk tearing through The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ — with another iconic ’80s college-rock tune: The Replacements’ ‘I Will Dare,’ as reimagined by Mates of State.
This week’s installment of the A.V. Club’s series ‘Undercover: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small Room’ features indie rockers Superchunk tearing through a cover of The Cure’s classic 1985 single ‘Inbetween Days.’
Reunited Scottish indie-pop outfit The Vaselines today unveiled a 22-date North American tour set for October that includes a trio of dates in Mexico with fellow Scots Belle and Sebastian as well as shows with Teenage Fanclub, Superchunk and the Dum Dum Girls.