Track of the Day: 'The Descent'

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Bob Mould has aged into an eminence gris of several indie scenes during a long-and-decorated career, from the '80s roar of Hüsker Dü to the solo tones of Workbook, to the '90s power-trio glory of Sugar. Since those days, he's even spent a period of time experimenting with electronic music. But fresh off the 20th-anniversary remasters of Sugar's output, Mould was clearly in the mood to make a bit of noise. And with this track, and the rest of his Silver Age album, it's obvious that he has yet to lose a step. While there is a proper music video for this, I am going to link to Mould's performance of the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, in which he just about melts the Ed Sullivan Theater. All our rock stars should have this level of energy when they hit their respective Silver Ages. Alas, Bob is in a class of his own.

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Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

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