Bob Mould has wrapped work on his first studio album in three years, "Body of Song."
Bob Mould has wrapped work on his first studio album in three years, "Body of Song." As previously reported, Yep Roc will release the former Husker Du/Sugar leader's new 12-track set on July 26. Guests include Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, former Sugar bassist David Barbe, Garland Of Hours principal Amy Domingues and former Bob Mould Band member Matt Hammon.
Aside from the vocal effects on tracks like "(Shine Your) Light Love Hope," the new album largely dispenses with the synth/electronica-flavored sound that dominated Mould's 2002 release, "Modulate." Instead, there are a handful of ballads ("Gauze of Friendship," "High Fidelity"), several Sugar-esque rockers ("Paralyzed," "Underneath Days") and such intriguing sound collages as the six-minute closer "Beating Heart the Prize."
Mould will begin a world tour in the fall with a full band featuring Canty on drums. According to a spokesperson, the trek will touch on all aspects of Mould's back catalog.
Here is the track list for "Body of Song":
"(Shine Your) Light Love Hope"
"I am Vision, I am Sound"
"Days of Rain"
"Gauze of Friendship"
"Beating Heart the Prize"