Bob Mould has unveiled yet another tantalizing peek at his forthcoming studio album, Beauty & Ruin. This latest glimpse comes in the form of the album’s phenomenal lead single, "I Don't Know You Anymore.”
"I Don't Know You Anymore” is a classic bittersweet Mould tour de force in a tradition stretching from 2012’s Silver Age to his legendary Hüsker Dü and Sugar singles. Belying its tapestry of brightly melodic power chords and unmistakable Mouldian melodies, "I Don't Know You Anymore” features Bob in fine, caustic lyrical form, laying out his frustrations concerning a relationship gone sour.
The “I Don’t Know You Anymore” single premiere follows the recent unveiling of album track “Hey Mr. Grey,” streaming here. Attendees at Bob Mould’s recent SXSW shows were treated to several Beauty & Ruin tracks and can attest: this is not an album to be missed.
Available for pre-order as of today at Merge and iTunes, Beauty & Ruin will be released by Merge Records on June 3 in North America and June 9 in the UK and Europe. Bob is backed on the album by his longtime band of Jason Narducy (bass/backing vocals) and Jon Wurster (drums). The first 400 LP preorders will receive the album on yellow vinyl.
BOB MOULD 2014 TOUR (Expanded North American Tour to be announced shortly)
05/16/14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (Punk Rock Fancy DJ Set)
05/25/14 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/12/14 – Harrisburg, PA – Stage on Herr (Solo)
06/13/14 – Rehoboth, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery (Solo)
06/14/14 – Rehoboth, DE – Dive (Punk Rock Fancy DJ Set)
06/20/14 – Calgary, AB – Republik, Pre-Sled Island Music & Arts Festival After Party (Punk Rock Fancy DJ Set)
06/18-22/14 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
06/23/14 – Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
07/26/14 - Carrboro, NC – Merge 25 @ Cat’s Cradle