Who knew the recent Sugar reissues were just leading up to Bob Mould totally reclaiming his former glory and ripping it up FU:EL style again? Who even thought that was possible? “The Descent” is the first track to be released from Mould’s forthcoming Silver Age, and it’s everything you want from a Bob Mould song: fast, heavy, sweeping, tight; all glide guitars and sweetly layered vocals and Elvis Costello hooks. I’m seriously going to listen to this thing a dozen times in the next hour. You should, too.
Silver Age is out 9/4 via Merge.