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BOB MOULD

New album, “Body of Song” (Cooking Vinyl)
Irish Release on 22nd July 2005


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::: Sunday September 4th, 2005 :::
Stradbally Hall, Co Laois - 3rd and 4th September 2005
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  Bob Mould returns to the signature guitar sound and songwriting style that helped define a genre on “Body Of Song” (COOKCD337), due for release in Ireland Friday, 23rd July.

Written and recorded mostly over the course of the past year, “Body Of Song” is Mould's first new album length release since 2002, and his first since the mid-90s to employ a guitar-heavy full-band approach ("Paralyzed", "Circles") as well as a few subdued, acoustic-based ballads ("High Fidelity", "Days Of Rain") and some new twists, such as the electronically treated vocals riding atop waves of guitar on "(Shine Your) Light Love Hope."

Guest musicians on “Body Of Song” include Brendan Canty (Fugazi), David Barbe (Sugar), Matt Hammon (1998 Bob Mould Band), and Amy Domingues (Garland Of Hours).

“Body Of Song” release will be followed by an Autumn world tour that will see Mould performing material from all stages of his career-solo, Sugar, Husker Du-for the first time in a full band context. Of the above musicians, Canty has signed on to play drums for the tour.

“Body Of Song” was produced and mixed by Bob Mould with engineers Don Zientara (Inner Ear Studio, Arlington VA), David Barbe (Chase Park Transduction, Athens GA), Frank Marchand (Waterford Digital, Pasadena MD), and Mould himself (Granary NYC, Granary WDC). Track listing is as follows:

1. Circles
2. (Shine Your) Light Love Hope
3. Paralyzed
4. I Am Vision, I Am Sound
5. Fucked Underneath Days
6. Always Tomorrow
7. Days Of Rain
8. Best Thing
9. High Fidelity
10. Missing You
11. Surveyors And Cranes
12. Gauze Of Friendship
13. My Old Friend
14. Beating Heart The Prize

 
 
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Bob Mould was initially a member of Hüsker Dü, one of the most influential American bands of the '80s. Hüsker Dü was a post-hardcore punk band that helped define the sound and ideals of alternative rock. Their albums between between 1981 and 1987 have proven remarkably influential; they provided the sonic blueprint for the roaring punk-pop hybrid that crossed over into the mainstream in the early '90s. Mould would prove to be one of the most influential guitarists of the decade. With his slashing rhythms, distorted strumming, and blazing leads, he set the stage for the alternative guitar heroes of the late '80s and the '90s.

After Hüsker Dü broke up, Bob Mould signed a solo contract with Virgin Records in 1988. The following year, he released his first solo album, Workbook, which represented a major shift in sonic direction. Workbook was an introspective collection, featuring keyboards, acoustic guitars, and even strings. Mould returned to loud, guitar-driven rock on his second solo album, 1990's Black Sheets of Rain. He then formed an independent record company, SOL (Singles Only Label), which released 45s from new, developing bands as well as cult bands. In 1992, he formed a new trio, Sugar, and the band signed with Creation in the U.K.

Sugar's first album, Copper Blue, was released in 1992 to fantastic reviews and it became Mould's most successful project to date. It was named NME’s album of the year. In 1993, Sugar released the mini-LP Beaster, a more abrasive collection than Copper Blue that was recorded at the same sessions. The third album, File Under: Easy Listening, appeared in 1994. In 1995 Mould broke up the band and began to work on a third album entirely by himself. He played all of the instruments on his self-titled third album, which was released in the spring of 1996. The Last Dog and Pony Show followed in 1998.

Bob Mould returns in 2005 to the signature guitar sound and songwriting style that helped define a genre on “Body Of Song”, released in Ireland on Friday, 22nd July.

Written and recorded mostly over the course of the past year, “Body Of Song” is Mould's first new album length release since 2002, and his first since the mid-90s to employ a guitar-heavy full-band approach ("Paralyzed", "Circles") as well as a few subdued, acoustic-based ballads ("High Fidelity", "Days Of Rain") and some new twists, such as the electronically treated vocals riding atop waves of guitar on "(Shine Your) Light Love Hope."

Guest musicians on “Body Of Song” include Brendan Canty (Fugazi), David Barbe (Sugar), Matt Hammon (1998 Bob Mould Band), and Amy Domingues (Garland Of Hours).

“Body Of Song” release will be followed by an Autumn world tour that will see Mould performing material from all stages of his career-solo, Sugar, Husker Du-for the first time in a full band context. Of the above musicians, Canty has signed on to play drums for the tour.

“Body Of Song” was produced and mixed by Bob Mould with engineers Don Zientara (Inner Ear Studio, Arlington VA), David Barbe (Chase Park Transduction, Athens GA), Frank Marchand (Waterford Digital, Pasadena MD), and Mould himself (Granary NYC, Granary WDC).


 
 
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