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 Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is
I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Anymore by Bob Mould from the 2009 album Life and Times on Anti- Records.
Thirty years after taking the world by storm as the frontman for Husker Du, Bob Mould is back with another solo record, his second with Anti-. Despite the icon’s storied past, he is currently keeping busier than ever with recording, DJing regularly in New York, and writing an autobiography. Though Mould likes to get his electronic ya-ya’s out every so often, Life and Times is primarily and introspective, straight forward rock album. Many of its ten tracks, including the lead single featured here, are built upon simple, catchy acoustic guitar melodies. Mould then layers most of the cuts with additional instrumentation, including his signature electric guitar, and the steady drumming of Superchunk‘s Jon Wurster. Doting on sex, religion, life’s modern trappings and everything in between, Life and Times serves as a representative product of Mould’s vast experience.
He currently has a few select tour dates — mostly in NYC and a slot at Coachella — on his MySpace page, where you can also stream the new album in its entirety. For now, here’s a stripped down version of today’s featured Song of the Day, as performed for Newsweek a few weeks ago: