Mould, Morel Commit 'Blowoff' To Disc
Bob Mould and Richard Morel have completed work on their debut album as Blowoff, which doubles as the moniker for their monthly DJ party at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club.Bob Mould and Richard Morel have completed work on their debut album as Blowoff, which doubles as the moniker for their monthly DJ party at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The self-titled set will arrive Sept. 5 via Mould and Morel's own Full Frequency Music imprint.
"There's some stuff that is house-y and some stuff that is rock," Mould told Billboard.com last summer. "There's some breezy, '60s pop and some darker, downtempo things. It's all over the place. There's a lot of guitars and a lot of double vocals. Everything is 50/50 as far as writing. No outside collaborators."
The artist was particularly enthusiastic about the tracks "Hormone Love" ("Rich had a sketch for a real rock song and I totally pounded it into a big, Sugar-y type of thing") and "Overload" ("That easily could have made [his 2005 album] 'Body of Song. It has a house-y beat but it has some real blues-y, Joni Mitchell guitar going on").
"Hormone Love" is now available for free MP3 download from Blowoff's Web site. Mould and Morel are hoping to take the project on the road this fall.
Meanwhile, Mould reveals on his blog that he is deep into work on his next solo album, which will be out sometime next year.