Bob Mould has teamed up with his friends at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to unveil the video for second single, "Star Machine."
Watch the "Star Machine" video now at LateNightwithJimmyFallon.com
Directed by Jon Glaser, the "Star Machine" video sets the excoriating "Silver Age" lead-off track to a darkly humorous narrative with stellar thespian turns from Bob and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats) and bassist Jason Narducy (Spl:t S:ngle, Verbow). Bob commented on the experience: "Working with Jon was a real pleasure. He knows his rock history, wrote a very funny yet touching video treatment, and was a great troop leader for for this amateur comic."
Of this first run at interpreting another artist's material, Glaser said, "This was my first time directing something that wasn't my own project, and Bob was the reason I wanted to do it. It was a genuine thrill and honor to get to work with and for him."
Bob and the band will give "Star Machine" its first network TV airing on their Late Night with Jimmy Fallon debut February 28. Following the appearance on Late Night, the tour will resume in Toronto and continue as follows--with four new dates added in April:
Feb 26 – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Feb 27 – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Feb 28 – New York, NY Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Mar 1 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe
Mar 2 – Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Mar 8 – Brisbane The Zoo
Mar 9 – Sydney Factory Theatre
Mar 10 – Sydney Factory Theatre
Mar 12 – Adelaide Fowlers Live
Mar 13 – Melbourne Corner Hotel
Mar 15 – Melbourne Corner Hotel
Mar 16 – Perth Rosemount
Apr 17 – Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Apr 18 – Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
April 20 – Austin, TX Mohawk
April 21 – Denver, CO Bluebird
Watch Bob Mould's career-spanning appearance on Austin City Limits now at PBS.org. Silver Age is available now on CD, LP and digital in the Merge store as well as the newly reissued Sugar catalog.