Rock legend Bob Mould is the latest act to sign onto Durham, North Carolina-based label Merge Records, according to Pitchfork.
The singer/songwriter/guitarist of Husker Du and Sugar fame will soon return with an album he recorded, along with the help of drummer Jon Wurster of Superchunk.
Incidentally, Superchunk members Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan are also the founders of Merge Records, which seems to us like pretty good place to be if you're an awesomely talented queer musician.
After all, Merge is also the home of The Magnetic Fields, whose most recent album Love at the Bottom of the Sea was just released along with the hilarious video for single "Andrew in Drag."
In September of last year, the label released the debut album of Wild Flag, the newest project from Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (along with Helium's Mary Timony), whose tour returns stateside March 30 in New Haven, Conn. They also released the fifth album from Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound, early this year.
The list of great acts housed at Merge goes on and it is good to know these fantastic musicians are all in such good company.