Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mould to release his ‘darkest’ and ‘catchiest’ album ‘Patch the Sky’ March 25

Bob Mould with bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster in Seattle. (Cat Rose photo)

By Andy

Bob Mould describes “Patch the Sky” as his “darkest” and “catchiest” album, and listeners will soon be enveloped in its sounds and stories when it’s released March 25 on Merge Records.

His last two albums, "Silver Age" (2012) and "Beauty & Ruin" (2014), were exemplary efforts that, as always, dug into his and our emotional landscapes. It's a catharsis to the fullest degree.

And judging from the first single off the new one, "Voices in My Head" (see video below), this record should have our minds twisting and turning again. It's the type of music we need to push us along the way through our lives. It's look-in-the-mirror and make-it-happen music.

In a statement on the Merge records website, Mould said that about a year ago, "I withdrew from everyday life. I wrote alone for six months. I love people, but I needed my solitude. The search for my own truth kept me alive. These songs are my salvation."

He added that his hard emotional times — more death, relationships ending, life getting shorter -— are within the songs.

"Just listen and see if you can fit yourself into my stories. The words make you remember. The music makes you forget," he said.

Here’s a video for the first single, “Voices in My Head”:

Tour dates:

02/06/16 Nottingham United Kingdom Rescue Rooms

02/07/16 Manchester United Kingdom Academy 2

02/08/16 Edinburgh United Kingdom The Liquid Room

02/10/16 Cardiff United Kingdom The Globe

02/11/16 London   United Kingdom Brooklyn Bowl

02/14/16 Southampton United Kingdom Engine Rooms

04/20/16 Madison, WI Majestic Madison

04/22/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

04/23/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

04/26/16 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

04/27/16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

04/29/16 New York, NY Webster Hall

04/30/16 Northhampton, MA Pearl Street Nightclub

05/01/16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

05/03/16 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern

05/04/16 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern

05/06/16 Chicago, IL Metro

05/07/16 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

05/10/16 Seattle, WA Showbox

05/11/16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

05/13/16 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom

05/14/16 San Francisco, CA The Independent

05/15/16 San Francisco, CA The Independent

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