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Bob Mould Shares Cover of Buzzcocks’ “I Don’t Mind”

Sunshine Rock Out Now via Merge

Sep 04, 2019
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Bob Mould released a new album, Sunshine Rock, back in February via Merge. Now he has shared a cover of Buzzcocks' "I Don't Mind." The original was a single from the punk band's 1978 album Another Music in a Different Kitchen. Listen to Mould's version below, followed by Buzzcocks' original. Also below are Mould's upcoming tour dates.

Sunshine Rock is the follow-up to 2016's Patch the Sky. The album features string parts written by Mould and performed remotely by The Prague TV Orchestra while he listened from his home studio in San Francisco.

The album was inspired in part by Mould's time living in Berlin. "Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break," Mould said in a previous press release. "I 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."

Despite the darkness and chaos of the modern world, Mould was determined to be positive on the new album. He explained in the press release: "To 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. I'm trying to keep things brighter these days as a way to stay alive."

Mould summed up the album this way: "Sunshine Rock is one helluva way to wrap up the busiest decade of my career. The autobiography, the Disney Hall tribute show, reissues of several albums from my catalog, three current rock band albums, several world tours, and now this new album - I'm humbled and grateful to still be making new music while celebrating my lifetime songbook."

Bob Mould Tour Dates:

Wednesday, September 11 - Cleveland OH - Music Box Supper Club +
Thursday, September 12 - Ann Arbor MI - The Ark +
Friday, September 13 - Indianapolis IN - Hi-Fi +
Sunday, September 15 - Chicago IL - Riot Fest (Full band performance)
Tuesday, September 17 - Louisville KY - Headliners Music Hall +
Wednesday, September 18 - Nashville TN - City Winery +
Friday, September 20 - Birmingham AL - Saturn +
Saturday, September 21 - Atlanta GA - City Winery +
Sunday, September 22 - Asheville NC - The Grey Eagle +
Tuesday, September 24 - Carrboro NC - ArtsCenter +
Wednesday, September 25 - Richmond VA - The Broadberry +
Thursday, September 26 - Washington DC - City Winery +
Friday, September 27 - Annapolis MD - Rams Head On Stage +
Sunday, September 29 - London - The Garage
Monday, September 30 - London UK - Royal Albert Hall
November 8-9 - Europa Park Rust DE - Rolling Stone Park
November 15-16 - Weissenhäuser Strand DE - Rolling Stone Beach
Saturday, November 16 - Minehead UK - Shiiine On Weekender

+ w. Will Johnson

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