Earlier this month, we learned that Thurston Moore had formed a new band with his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelly and with My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, as well as Nought guitarist James Sewards, and we posted video of them playing a London show. And now Moore has announced that the band will back him up on his new LP The Best Day, his first solo album in four years and his first one since Sonic Youth’s sad dissolution. The Best Day’s title track is a spindly, propulsive thing that has Moore playing a blazing classic-rock guitar solo, sounding sexual for what feels like the first time ever, and perhaps playing on the recent public-pariah status he’s had since the world learned he cheated on Kim Gordon. Below, listen to “The Best Day” and check out the album’s tracklist.
01 “Speak To The Wild”
04 “The Best Day”
07 “Grace Lake”
08 “Germs Burn”
The Best Day is out 10/21 on Matador.