Bob Mould, live at KEXP 10-12/07
photo by Ron Henry (slideshow)
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is
Return to Dust by Bob Mould from the upcoming album District Line on Anti-.
In an artistic medium where most participants have a specialty, Bob Mould jumps around like a jackrabbit, defying the odds with each release. After opening the floodgates for alternative rock with ’80s band Husker Du, participating in alt-rock with ’90s band Sugar, and then turning solo, and even electronic, Mould returns to songs heavy on guitar and heavier on hooks. At first it would seem Mould got his electronic fix while partnered with D.C. DJ Rich Morel under the Blowoff moniker, but upon closer inspection District Line marks a great summation of decades of innovation, capturing elements of his entire career. He’s currently reigning over the airwaves in a different way as the resident DJ for XMU Air Time, airing Tuesday evenings through the end of January and replaying throughout the week. Listen in for snippets of what inspires Mould’s rare genius. You can also read up on what he’s doing by visiting his blog, where you’ll also find details on his upcoming US tour, which includes a stop at Neumo’s in March. This treat for the eyes is a performance of
See A Little Light at Boston’s Paradise Lounge: