[Silver Age is] acerbic, anthemic and fiesty, as if Mould were tapping his countless disciples, from Foo Fighters to No Age, on the shoulder before throwing a knockout punch.” – Chicago Tribune

“Now that he’s getting love as a godfather figure from both sides of the indie/mainstream divide (see No Age and Foo Fighters, for starters), Bob Mould is again playing like he has something to prove — or at least an iconography to maintain.” – Boston Phoenix

[Silver Age] hearkens back to the ferociously loud yet brightly melodic punkish pop-rock of prime Sugar, with a fiercely aggressive sound combining loud, buzzing guitars, energetic rhythms, snarling vocals and anthemic pop hooks.” – KEXP

Silver Age is finally here! Bob’s debut with Merge Records and his first album of new material since 2009′s Life and Times is now available in the US on CD, vinyl and iTunes.

Buy it from iTunes HERE
Amazon HERE
Merge HERE
Newbury Comics HERE

Silver Age is out October 1 in the UK/EU, but you can pre-order Silver Age on CD now from Amazon.co.uk.

The 10-track effort was recorded alongside his current band of drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk) and bassist Jason Narducy (Spl:t S:ngle, Verbow).

The track listing for Silver Age is:

1 Star Machine
2 Silver Age
3 The Descent
4 Briefest Moment
5 Steam Of Hercules
6 Fugue State
7 Round The City Square
8 Angels Rearrange
9 Keep Believing
10 First Time Joy

In an interview with RollingStone.com, Bob said of Silver Age, “It’s a really simple, natural reactionary record after the three-year process of writing the autobiography, which is all about editing and all about the wordy stuff of writing a book. So it was nice to throw down a simple pop record.”

See below for dates on Bob’s upcoming tour, on which you’ll be of the first to hear brand new material from Silver Age live.

September 7, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park (free show)
Silver Age/Copper Blue show (5:30 pm)

September 7, 2012 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
BLOWOFF DJ set (11:30pm)

September 8, 2012 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Silver Age/Copper Blue show (7pm)

September 8, 2012 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
BLOWOFF DJ set (11:30pm)

September 10, 2012 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 11, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 13, 2012 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 14, 2012 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 15, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 18, 2012 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 19, 2012 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 21, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

September 21-23, 2012 – Pensacola Beach, FL @ DeLuna Fest
Bob Mould Plays Copper Blue *Bob and his band play one of these dates

October 30, 2012 – Los Angeles @ El Rey Theatre
Silver Age/Copper Blue show

November 2, 2012 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Bob Mould Plays Copper Blue