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Bob Mould talks signing with Merge, performing ‘Copper Blue’ at SXSW

Credit: Andrea Swensson/MPR

As the First Avenue day party revs up at the Swan Dive in downtown Austin, Bob Mould was kind enough to drop by the venue to show his support of the Minnesota artists on the bill and do an interview backstage. We talked about the recent news of his signing to Merge Records, what to expect from his new album (which is being mixed now) and why he’s decided to perform the seminal Sugar album Copper Blue from start to finish at his SXSW show tomorrow afternoon at the Mohawk. Stream audio of our entire conversation below.