Indie rock icon Bob Mould is prepping the follow-up to 2016's Patch the Sky, which his label has promised comes from "a extra private place." The album, Sunshine Rock, was recorded after Mould moved to Berlin two years in the past and it was significantly influenced by the darkness that emerged following the 2016 election of Pres. Donald Trump.
"Almost 4 years in the past, I made plans for an prolonged break,” Mould mentioned in a press release in regards to the album, which is due out on Merge Records on Feb. eight. “I began spending time in Berlin in 2015, discovered an residence in 2016, and have become a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life altering expertise. The winter days are lengthy and darkish, however when the solar comes again, all spirits elevate.” The transformation he underwent impressed the title of the album in addition to the quite a few references to "solar" (27 in 37 minutes) that seem on the album.
"To go from [2011 autobiography] See a Little Light to the final three albums, two of which had been knowledgeable by lack of every mum or dad, respectively, sooner or later I needed to put a Post-It word on my work state and say, 'Try to consider good issues.' Otherwise I may actually go down a protracted, darkish gap," Mould defined. "I'm attempting to maintain issues brighter nowadays as a approach to keep alive…'Sunshine Rock' was such a shiny, optimistic tune, and as soon as that got here collectively, I knew that will be the title observe, and that basically set the tone for the path of the album."
Listen to "Sunshine Rock" under and take a look at Mould's tour dates after the leap.
Feb. 14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Feb. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 21 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Feb. 22 & 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Feb. 25 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Washington’s
Feb. 26 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
March 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
March 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
March 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Palace
March 31 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Apr. 2 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
Apr. three – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Apr. 5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Apr. 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw