My immediate thought was “this sounds like something off File Under: Easy Listening” (the second Sugar album) – and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s Bob Mould – it’s new, and I can pretty much say there’s very little he can do that I won’t like or enjoy. Most importantly, it’s Bob doing what he does best and that means that some things are right in the world.
Taken as the first track off his new album, Patch The Sky (due from Merge Records on March 25th), it’s a strong, emotive and guitar-laden track which mixes Mould’s mastery of acoustic with crunchy guitars and of course, melody. And as always, he has the blinding rhythm section of Jason Narducy on bass and Jon Wurster on drums to keep it kicking hard, even when the reins are slightly pulled back.
Give a listen – watch – enjoy and get ready for Bob Mould’s next masterpiece. Look for Bob Mould on tour this spring…