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

Sunshine Rock [Coloured Vinyl]
£19.99
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

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Tracklist:

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