Bob Mould s 2012 album Silver Age
, out on Merge, is the acclaimed singer-songwriter and Sugar/Hüsker Dü founder s first album of all-new studio material since 2009 s Life and Times
. Inspired and informed by Bob s recent shows opening for Foo Fighters as well as his shows commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sugar s 1992 debut Copper Blue
in which he performs that album in its entirety, Silver Age
presents ten Mould compositions in the punishingly loud, melodically sparkling pop/rock vein of the Sugar catalogue that Merge reissued on July 24, 2012.
Featuring Bob s live band of drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk) and bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow), Silver Age
ranks among the best work of any phase of Bob Mould s expansive career. With tracks like opener "Star Machine, " the cathartic title track, "The Descent, " the reflective "Round the City Square, " the celebratory "Keep Believing, " and the somber simmer of closer "First Time Joy, " Silver Age
is rife with future classics set to take their rightful places in Bob s live set list alongside staples from Sugar, Hüsker Dü, and his earlier solo work.