Friday, June 5, 2020

Bob Mould - "American Crisis"

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You're going to read a lot about how the new song from Bob Mould is angry. It is. "American Crisis" is the angriest we've heard Mould sound in decades. It's not quite as discordant as he could be in Husker Du, but it's not far off. The song starts right off into hyperdrive as soon as it starts, and keeps that up for a full two and a half minutes. I think we all knew where Mould would stand on the issues of the past four years, but if you were unsure lyrics like "Here's the newest American crisis / Thanks to the evangelical ISIS" and "You're one of us, or one of them / If you're one of them, don't come near me again" don't leave any questions. 

You can watch the lyric video for "American Crisis" below. Blue Hearts, the upcoming album from Bob Mould, will be out September 25 on Merge Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Bob Mould, check out his website.