Tag: Merge

Album review: Bob Mould's 'Silver Age'

After years spent exploring acoustic textures and electronic sounds, Bob Mould comes full circle on “Silver Age” (Merge), his latest. It’s Mould at his most explosive, on full-bore electric songs that bristle with tension and spill over with hooks. The ex-Hüsker Dü/Sugar singer sounds nettled, which is just how you want him: it amps up the volatility on the hard…

Divine Fits adds Northampton date to fall club tour

The Spoon/Wolf Parade side project Divine Fits announced a slew of new tour dates today, including a show October 19 at Pearl Street in Northampton. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. for $18 via www.nbotickets.com. The band features Britt Daniels of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs and Sam Brown of the New Bomb Turks.…

Album Review: Redd Kross' 'Researching the Blues'

It’s been 15 years since Redd Kross last released an album, but the California rockers have never sounded fresher than they do on “Researching the Blues” (Merge). The band’s first album since “Show World” in 1997 features 10 full-throttle new songs packed with spiky guitars, pounding beats and piles of catchy melodic hooks. In fact, “punk” barely begins to describe…