Bob Mould News

Watch Bob Mould's Tiny Desk Concert on NPR, or listen to his interview on WTF with Marc Maron!

Earlier in the year, Bob Mould stopped by NPR's infamous tiny desk to play solo versions of songs from June's Beauty & Ruin as well as one Hüsker Dü deep-cut. Watch the Tiny Desk Concert today on NPR.

Mould was also interviewed for an episode of WTF with Marc Maron, discussing Beauty & Ruin, writing for pro-wrestling, composing The Daily Show theme, and so much more. Check out the episode on WTF's website or subscribe to WTF on iTunes.
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Bob Mould European tour dates announced

Bob Mould has announced European tour dates kicking off in Berlin on November 6. The ten dates are in support of his recent album Beauty & Ruin.

Described as "a compact epic," Beauty & Ruin packs a staggering lifetime's worth of emotion and experience into a 36-minute package. As with 2012's Silver Age tour Bob will be joined in Europe by his stalwart band of bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster.

Judging by the love Bob Mould has seen in the papers overseas (as well as stateside!), we strongly suggest getting tickets tout de suite. A full list of dates (including the aforementioned appearance at Merge 25 and North American fall tour) are below. 

“Alternative rock belongs to Bob Mould” NME

 “What happens next could be incredible” – Uncut

“It’s a defiant affair”The Guardian   More >

Bob Mould on Boing Boing

Bob Mould recently stopped by Boing Boing HQ in San Francisco to celebrate the release of Beauty & Ruin, sharing stories & songs in a piece they call Bob Mould: An Old Punk Kicks New Ass.

Everything Bob does, he does on his own terms. He is humble, yet takes his legacy very seriously. He is warm, funny, earnest, and wise and continues to inspire young musicians and artists pushing the limits of independent culture.
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Bob Mould debuts video & tour, Beauty & Ruin out now!

This week, Bob Mould premiered the fantastic new video for "I Don't Know You Anymore" on Funny or Die. In the video directed by Alicia J. Rose, Bob is joined by bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster as they scheme to develop an effective marketing strategy for his new single with some inspiration from The Decemberists' Colin Meloy.



"I Don't Know You Anymore" can be found on Bob's new studio album, Beauty & Ruin, which hits record store shelves and online marketplaces today! Order your copy via Merge's websiteiTunes, listen on Amazon, Rdio, Spotify, or pick it up at your favorite music retailer.
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Margaret Cho added to Merge 25 Festival, Duke series starts Tuesday!

Comedian Margaret Cho has been added as the official MC of the Merge 25 Festival on Saturday, July 26!   Cho could be called “Queen of all Media,” conquering film, television, books, and theatre, with Grammy nominations, sold-out tours, and off-Broadway and TV shows under her belt. Equally as important are the causes she is passionate about. Margaret is widely recognized for her charitable work with gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns. Margaret recently had Bob Mould on her podcast Monsters of Talk to discuss his new album Beauty & Ruin. Take a listen to the Bob Mould episode here. Tickets for the Saturday show are still on sale via Cat's Cradle, so don't wait! Limit 4 tickets per customer.  Also, on June 5th we'll celebrate 25 years with help from the Durham Bulls! Mac will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Heather from Mount Moriah will sing the national anthem. Learn more and get tickets here!   More >

Stream Bob Mould's "Beauty & Ruin" now at Pitchfork Advance! In stores June 3!

Bob Mould’s forthcoming studio album, Beauty & Ruin, can now be streamed in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. The album stream comes one week ahead of Beauty & Ruin’s June 3 release date in the States. Pre-orders for the album already being hailed as possibly Bob’s finest solo work since the classic Workbook are live now in the Merge store and iTunes. The first 400 LP pre-orders placed through Merge will receive the album on yellow vinyl. All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant gratification download of “Hey Mr. Grey.”

Bob Mould is also pleased to confirm a release week performance on CONAN on June 4, airing at 11 p.m. EDT on TBS.
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Bob Mould to release Beauty & Ruin in June

Bob Mould will release his all-new studio album, Beauty & Ruin on June 3 in the U.S and June 9 for the rest of the world.

Prior to that, Bob will wrap up the intimate 25 Years of Workbook mini-tour with a March 6 return to The Late Show with David Letterman and two final sold out shows March 7 and 8 at New York's City Winery, both featuring Jason Narducy on bass and cellist Alison Chesley.
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Bob Mould announces new tour dates, Reddit AMA & continues Kickstarter campaign

As he winds down a banner year featuring some of the most enthusiastic critical notices of his career for the incredible Silver Age, a debut appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, a Conan performance, and a first ever Austin City Limits TV taping, Bob Mould has confirmed that his widely sold out tour will add four more North American stops and an Australian run in early 2013.   More >

Bob Mould premieres video for "The Descent" at Pitchfork TV

Bob Mould premiered his new video for "The Descent" from Silver Age at Pitchfork TV. Watch as Bob escapes the city for a life more wild while listening to the song Stereogum described as "everything you want from a Bob Mould song: fast, heavy, sweeping, tight; all glide guitars and sweetly layered vocals and Elvis Costello hooks"   More >

Merge to re-issue Sugar catalogue on July 24

Through both his solo work and as a frontman for the legendary Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould pioneered a signature wall of guitar sound and unmistakable vocal style that has imprinted a defining influence on more than one generation—impacting artists including Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams and Britt Daniel of Spoon, all of whom paid homage to Mould by performing songs from all stages of his career at a tribute show last year at L.A.’s Disney Hall.   More >

The Concert to Defeat NC Amendment One featuring Bob Mould, The Love Language, Superchunk & more!

Merge Records is teaming up with the Haw River Ballroom, Cat's Cradle and others in opposition to North Carolina's Amendment One including the Coalition to Protect ALL North Carolina Families - to throw a Benefit Concert with Bob Mould, David Cross, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language, Tig Notaro, Amber Tamblyn and Superchunk (Acoustic Duo.) The concert will be held on May 6 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC.   More >

Bob Mould signs to Merge & plays SXSW showcase

Welcome Bob Mould to Merge Records! Bob Mould recorded his new album to be released on Merge Records this fall with his band mates Jon Wurster (Superchunk, the Mountain Goats) and Jason Narducy (Verbow, Split Single).    More >