Indie rock veteran Bob Mould confronts himself in the new video for “Voices in My Head,” the first offering from a new solo album, Patch the Sky, set to arrive March 25th via Merge.
The track finds the former Husker Dü and Sugar frontman flying through familiar fuzz-drenched territory. Though “Voices in My Head” has an undeniable pop sheen, Mould balances it with sharp, introspective lyrics, ragged glory vocals and a decidedly fiery guitar solo.
In the video, directed by Alicia J. Rose, Mould is forced to reckon with the titular voices in his head, which appear as projections of himself and pester him throughout a sleepless night in his New York City apartment. The hallucinations intensify until finally Mould seems to expel them — but as he rests, they gather again around his bed and wait for him to wake.
Patch the Sky follows Mould’s 2014 LP, Beauty and Ruin, and marks his 12th solo effort overall. Mould recorded the album with bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster, both of whom played on Beauty and Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age.
Mould will also hit the road in support of Patch the Sky this spring, starting April 20th at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. A complete list of dates — as well as a Patch the Sky track list — are below.
Patch the Sky Track List
1. “Voices In My Head”
2. “The End of Things”
3. “Hold On”
4. “You Say You”
5. “Losing Sleep”
6. “Pray For Rain”
7. “Lucifer And God”
8. “Daddy’s Favorite”
9. “Hands Are Tied”
10. “Black Confetti”
11. “Losing Time”
Bob Mould tour dates
April 20 — Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
April 22 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 23 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
April 27 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 29 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 30 — Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 1 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 3 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 4 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 6 — Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 7 — Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 10 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
May 11 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 13 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 15 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent