Bob Mould Signs With Merge Records, To Release New Album

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The former Sugar frontman will next appear at the SXSW festival for a performance of Copper Blue on St. Patrick’s Day.

Bob Mould, the former frontman for post-punk bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar, has signed to Merge Records, and is set to put out a new record this fall with current bandmates Jon Wurster and Jason Narducy, according to Pitchfork.

Mould, who recently performed Sugar's 1993 debut album Copper Blue in its entirety at Noise Pop in February, spoke to Billboard last week about working with Wurster and Narducy, the legacy of Copper Blue, the recent star-studded tribute concert for him that brought together the likes of Dave Grohl and Ryan Adams, and how much he likes the new records by Cloud Nothings and Silversun Pickups.

"I've been playing a lot of loud guitar lately so that could be one direction that [the new record] could lean toward," he said, referencing any potential influence Copper Blue might have on the forthcoming solo release.

Mould will continue mining the back catalog in the next few months, as he's confirmed to perform Copper Blue at SXSW on St. Patrick's Day, and will be headlining Merge's showcase the day before on March 16, in addition to hitting the road to perform the album at select European dates this summer.

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