Bob Mould Preps New Solo Rec

 

 

 

Used to be in a little
old band called Husker Du. You may have heard of ‘em.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of
erstwhile Husker Du frontman Bob Mould’s classic solo debut Workbook.
Not so coincidentally, this year also sees the release of Bob Mould’s latest
solo work, Life and Times, set for an April 7th street
date.  It’s the followup to 2008’s District
Line.

 

 

Produced and mixed by Mould in his new hometown of
Washington D.C, the album is filled with Mould’s experiences in relation to
friends, lovers, the world at large and himself.  It is honest and
personal, his voice breaking on “Bad Blood Better,” the electronic twitches of
earlier work reappearing under signature blazing guitars on”MM17.”  Mould
appraises the perils of easy self-distraction on “Wasted World” and is not
afraid to get explicit on “Argos.” 
The emotional and musical centerpiece of the record, “I’m Sorry Baby, But You
Can’t Stand In My Light Anymore,” is an unflinching look at the sorrow and
regret that comes at the end of love.

 

 

Read this interview with Mould from 2005, conducted by
BLURT’s own Scott Crawford.

 

 

Then read this one from 2008, by our pal Doug Wallen.

 

 

Life and Times
Track Listing:

 

 

Life and Times

The Breach

City Lights (Days Go By)

MM 17

Argos

Bad Blood Better

Wasted World

Spiraling Down

I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Any More

Lifetime

 

 

Bob Mould On Tour:

 

 

2/28 – San
Francisco, CA @
Swedish American Hall (Noisepop Festival) 

3/02 – Los Angeles,
CA @ Hotel Cafe

3/11 – New York,
CA @ Carnegie Hall (R.E.M Tribute
Show)

3/29 – Chicago, IL @ Old
Town School
of Folk

3/30 – Minneapolis,
IL @ Varsity Theatre 

4/05 – Charlottesville,
VA @ Gravity Lounge 

4/07 – Alexandria,
VA @ Birchmere 

4/08 – New York,
NY @ Joe’s Pub 

4/09 – New York,
NY @ Joe’s Pub 

 

 

 

 

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