Also just put up this Buzzcocks cover:
Bob Mould will be celebrating 40 years in music with his St. Paul shows at the Palace Theatre and Turf Club on March 30-31. The Turf Club show has already sold out. The Sunshine Rock Tour starts tomorrow, February 14 in Washington DC.
Mould shares of the anniversary:
“I started my “professional” stage career as a musician on Mar 30, 1979 at a tiny bar called Ron’s Randolph Inn, located near Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. The name of the band was Buddy and the Returnables — a four piece fronted by keyboardist/singer Charlie Pine. I was the guitarist, Greg Norton was the bassist, and Grant Hart was the drummer. We played two consecutive nights.
Moments before the end of the Mar 31 show, an audience member yanked the cable out of the Farfisa organ that Charlie was playing, and the three remaining musicians — who immediately went on to be known as Hüsker Dü — launched into a handful of hastily-written originals.
Fast forward 40 years: I’ll be performing in St. Paul with my longtime bandmates, Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster, at Palace Theater on Mar 30 and Turf Club on Mar 31.
It’s a big anniversary, but my celebration of 40 years in music is for one weekend only. I’m typically not the nostalgic type when it comes to my work — but I would be remiss if I didn’t make mention of the importance of my early days in St. Paul, my gratitude to Grant and Greg for those first eight years of music, and my sincere thanks to the people of Minnesota for the centuries of support. Looking forward to seeing you on the Sunshine Rock tour, wherever it may be.”
Watch the new video for “Lost Faith” (directed by Philipp Virus) premiering on NPR now!
Bob partnered with JCRT to create a custom, limited edition plaid flannel inspired by the bold graphic color and layout of Sunshine Rock! Every purchase will come with a download of the album upon its release next Friday, February 8th.
Bob releases a documentary style video about his deep connection with the city of Berlin.
Bob teamed up with Tym Guitars to create a signature Sunshine Rock pedal!
“The Sunshine Rock distortion is all hand made by Tym Guitars and is essentially the same circuit as the Beauty & Ruin and Sky Patch distortions made previously for Bob with new artwork to celebrate Bob’s new album Sunshine Rock. It uses the classic 741 IC, just like the originals and two silicon diodes for clipping, giving a slightly clearer and crisper distortion than the earlier germanium based units. Component values are based on my two favorite early 80’s units with some very slight changes in a couple of component values to fine tune it to these two.” — Tym Guitars
The pedal is built in custom made stainless steel enclosures and has the typical volume and gain controls with a yellow LED, true bypass switching and is powered by a standard Boss style 9V adaptor jack.
Bob partnered with JCRT to create a custom, limited edition plaid flannel inspired by the bold graphic color and layout of Sunshine Rock! Every purchase will come with a download of the album upon its release Friday, February 8th, 2019
Bob Mould shares the new song “Sunshine Rock” today, along with the announcement that he will release a full-length album of the same title February 8, 2019, on Merge Records, with a tour to follow spanning North America and Europe, which starts on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Click HERE for tour dates.