Former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his new album, tentatively titled "Body of Song.

As tipped here last year, former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his new album, tentatively titled "Body of Song." Mould has previously described the long-in-the-works project as "acoustic-based," but sources say the set is more rock-oriented than Mould's electronic-heavy 2002 effort, "Modulate," which came out on his own Granary Music.

"Nothing like a deadline to get me to finish something that has been dragging on for far too long," the artist recently wrote on his blog. "Well, I shouldn't put it that way; that makes it sound a little mechanical. I am shocked at the patience I showed in this whole process -- there simply wasn't a full album's worth of quality material. Or, more accurately put, there wasn't an album of material which sounded like a coherent statement."

Of late, Mould has been at Washington, D.C.'s legendary Inner Ear Studios collaborating with Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. As previously reported, Mould's solo acoustic version of Sugar's "Hoover Dam" is featured in the new Canty-spearheaded live DVD "Burn To Shine."

Mould recently teamed with Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino for a remix of the New York rock act's "Length of Love." The group's three other members have also remixed tracks from the new Matador album "Antics," but a spokesperson says a commercial release for these versions has yet to be determined.