Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock [Coloured Vinyl] (LP)

Sunshine Rock [Coloured Vinyl]
Due on 18/02/2019
The cliché that circulated after the 2016 election foretold a new artistic golden age: artists would transform their anger and anxiety into era-defining works of dissent in the face of authoritarianism. Yet Bob Mould calls his new album Sunshine Rock. It'€™s not because Mould - whose face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music - likes the current administration. His decision to "€œwrite to the sunshine,"€ as he describes it, comes from a more personal place -€“ a place found in Berlin, Germany, where he's spent the majority of the last three years. Here Mould would draw inspiration from the new environments.

"€œAlmost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break," Mould explains. "€œI started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life changing experience. The winter days are long and dark, but when the sun comes back, all spirits lift.

"€œTo go from [2011 autobiography] See a Little Light to the last three albums, two of which were informed by loss of each parent, respectively, at some point I had to put a Post-It note on my work station and say, '€˜Try to think about good things.'€™ Otherwise I could really go down a long, dark hole,"€ he says. "€œI'm trying to keep things brighter these days as a way to stay alive."

This limited edition LP format is pressed on opaque yellow and red swirl vinyl, and is only available through independent shops such as ourselves!

- LP
- Opaque yellow and red swirl vinyl


1. Sunshine Rock
2. What Do You Want Me to Do
3. Sunny Love Song
4. Thirty Dozen Roses
5. The Final Years
6. Irrational Poison
7. I Fought
8. Sin King
9. Lost Faith
10. Camp Sunshine
11. Send Me a Postcard
12. Western Sunset