Bob Mould has announced the release of his new album. BLUE HEARTS (Merge Records), which arrives on Friday, September 25. The album follows last year’s critically acclaimed SUNSHINE ROCK – is prefaced by today’s provocative first single, “American Crisis,”
“‘American Crisis’ is a tale of two times,” says Mould. “Past Time and Present Time. The parallels between 1984 and 2020 are a bit scary for me: telegenic, charismatic leaders, praised and propped up by extreme Evangelicals, either ignoring an epidemic (HIV/AIDS) or being outright deceitful about a pandemic (COVID-19).” From today through June 7, all of the proceeds from “American Crisis” will benefit OutFront Minnesota and Black Visions Collective.