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.
There’s still a couple weeks before the new 20-track ‘Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to the Smiths’ drops, but American Laundromat Records is offering a sneak peak via streaming versions of three of the Smiths covers that will appear on the disc: Telekinesis’ ‘Sheila Take a Bow,’ Kitten’s ‘Panic’ and Sara Lov’s ‘Well I Wonder.’
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.
American Laundromat Records has enlisted The Wedding Present, Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis and Stars to contribute covers of more than 20 classic songs by The Smiths for a new tribute album to be released this December.
With its massive 20th anniversary reissue approaching in September, Nirvana’s landmark 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ receives a track-by-track remake courtesy of Spin, which is offering a free download of the project via the magazine’s Facebook page.