Good news for Bob Mould fans (like ME!!!)...Bob will release his 11th studio album via Merge Records on June 3 called "Beauty & Ruin". Once again he will be joined on the album by Superchunk drummer John Wurster and former Verbow frontman Jason Narducy as his band. Bob is currently out touring the 25th Anniversery of his debut solo album "Workbook". Last night he was at The Ed Sullivan Theater as a guest on the The Late Show With David Letterman where he played "See A Little Light"...enjoy.
One of the perks of this job is getting new music early...sometimes MONTHS early. Last Oct or Nov, I don't really remember that far back, I got a burned CD in the mail from one of my record guy's with a sticky note on it that said "This is your new favorite band". In sharpie SKATERS "Manhattan" was written on it. So with a note like that how could I not check it out? Turns out he was right, I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! It's really been in my car stereo since I got it. The album finally came out a week or so ago and I'm still not tired of it at all.
While I was cruising around the interwebs today I came across DIFFUSER.FM and a couple of videos of SKATERS performing. This is the first time I have seen them play at all. Based on this, it is now my goal to get them here this summer. Check it out.