After becoming Bob Mould’s go-to band for opening his spate of recent Twin Cities shows, Fury Things pay homage to the ex-Minnesotan indie-rock hero on a new three-song EP that they’re giving Friday at the Turf Club on a shared bill with Mould bassist Jason Narducy’s band Split Single.
The modern Twin Cities power trio recorded a version of “New Day Rising” by Mould’s old Twin Cities power trio, Hüsker Dü. You can hear the new cover version below.
Mould’s current band memorably closed last summer's surprise 7th Street Entry gig with the raging opening track to the 1985 album of the same name. Fury Things, in turn, also played it in the Entry during the Replacements tribute last November. Hey, more than anyone Paul Westerberg would respect the ease of remembering the song’s lyrics.
Fury Things’ “New Day Rising” follows two equally full-steaming (but wordier) new songs on the EP, “Saskatchewan,” including the roaring yet melodic title track and a very Hüskers-like one titled "Sleepwalk." They're more than enough to build anticipation for a new full-length album from the band -- and a nice bonus for fans who attend Friday's Turf Club show (9 p.m., $10). Handstamped CD copies of the EP will be given out at the gig. As for Split Single, Narducy's new band issued an overlooked album last year featuring Spoon’s Britt Daniel on bass along with Mould/Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, while some of Narducy’s Chicago pals back him at live gigs.
Fury Things also have a choice 6 p.m. slot in the 331 Club’s Art-a-Whirl outdoor bash on Saturday.