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…

Bob Mould

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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