Mould, Bob – Sunshine Rock – New LP
Ever-evolving artist Bob Mould—whose face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music—decided to “write to the sunshine,” as he describes it. It comes from a 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. The theme, the cathartic vocals, and the strings all amount to Mould’s catchiest, grabbiest album since Copper Blue, the acclaimed 1992 debut of his trio Sugar. Back then, Mould’s work in Hüsker Dü, as a solo artist, and in Sugar helped define the sound of guitar rock in the alternative age. Sunshine Rock finds him doing it again for an era that has ostensibly eschewed rock. Sunshine Rock follows the 2016 release of Patch the Sky, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “conjuring the ecstatic rage of his earlier bands for a grim new era” and as “tight, sharp musings on aging, fizzled relationships and death that are melodic enough to sound like songs of victory” by the New York Times. Patch the Sky completed a trilogy including its 2014 predecessor Beauty & Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age
Produced by Bob Mould.
Engineered by Beau Sorenson.
Recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland and Tiny Telephone B, San Francisco.
Additional Recording at Granary Music, San Francisco and Granary Music, Berlin.
Mixed at Different Fur, San Francisco.
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart, Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago.
Bob Mould: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Jason Narducy: Bass, Backing Vocals
Jon Wurster: Drums, Percussion
Alison Chesley: Cello on “Western Sunset”
Prague TV Orchestra: Cellos, Violas, Violins
Orchestral Arrangements: Bob Mould
Orchestral Score Transcriptions: Alison Chesley
Transcription Consultant: Paul Martens
Orchestra Conductor: Mikel Toms
Orchestra Engineer: Jan Košulič
All songs written by Bob Mould except *.
Published by Granary Music. Administered by BMG Music.
*“Send Me A Postcard” written by Robbie van Leeuwen. Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o Veronica Music Editions BV.
Art Design: Daniel Murphy and Bob Mould.
Back Cover Photo: Alicia J. Rose.
Management: Jordan Kurland and Mac Cregan, Brilliant Corners Artist Management, San Francisco.
Legal: Josh Grier and Jaime Herman, Sloss Eckhouse Law Co, NYC.
Booking: Frank Riley and Sam Gans, High Road Touring, Sausalito; Paul Boswell and David Hughes, Free Trade Agency, London.
Publicity: Jim Merlis, Big Hassle Media, LA and Sarah Lowe, Fifth Avenue PR, London.
Accounting: Tom Francis and Tyler Harringer, TEF LLC, San Dimas.
Bob Mould is endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and D’Addario Strings.
Jason Narducy is endorsed by Orange Amplifiers and GHS Strings.
Jon Wurster is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and C & C Drums.
Thanks: Thanks: Matt Farrar at Fender for the Mustang Bass and Reclaimed Strat, Nils Karsten at KRK for the speakers, Tym Guitars, Alex Auxier, Guitar Works LTD, John Vanderslice, Jorge Hernandez, Che Arthur, Troy D. Castro, Ryan Hembrey, Terry Lewis, Debbie Estes and MN music folks for the Super Bowl gig, Alicia J. Rose, Philipp Reichenheim, Mario Bergmann, Mikal Toms, Dennis Pelowski, Brigid McGough Hart, Paul Hilcoff, Don Fisher, Krista Schmidt, Anne Ellinghaus, Keith Nealy, Hassan Khider, Gus Brandt, John Silva, and the entire Foo Fighters family, Johanna Rees.