Thurston Moore’s having a busy early summer. Last week, we got to hear his cover of “It Didn’t Work Out,” recorded for the Michael Chapman tribute Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done: Friends Play Michael Chapman. This week brought the release of “Early In The Morning,” the charity single he recorded with with his ex Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono. And today we get news of a brand-new Thurston project: Chelsea Light Moving, which features Moore singing, playing guitar, and writing the songs, Keith Wood (of Hush Arbors) on guitar, Samara Lubelski (of the Sonora Pine, Jackie-O Motherfucker, etc.) on bass, and John Moloney (of Sunburned Hand Of The Man) on drums. The new group has shared a song, “Burroughs,” which Moore describes as “the first track from a session recorded in the wilds of Western Massachusetts in the springtime of 2012.” The lyrical theme is, yes, author William Burroughs, and the music sounds, yes, a lot like Sonic Youth. These are all very good things. Listen.
Chelsea Light Moving will share another “even sicker” song next week via Matador, with album details allegedly imminent. Seriously limited tour dates here:
06/24 – Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
06/27 – Bouler, CO @ Boulder Theater
06/29 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge