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Watch Sun Kil Moon Perform With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore And Steve Shelley At Latitude Fest

Sun Kil Moon and the Thurston Moore Band played back-to-back at last weekend’s Latitude Festival in the UK. Taking advantage of the occasion, Moore joined Mark Kozelek and his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley — who plays in the SKM live band and helped out with Benji and Universal Themes — to perform “Richard… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Watch Beck & Thurston Moore Perform With Cowboys For Doug Aitken’s Station To Station

Last night, Beck appeared at the Barbican Centre in London as part of Doug Aitken’s Station To Station art project. He was responsible for putting together a performance that The Guardian called “part concert, part theatre,” and brought Thurston Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima Foxtrot, and Luke Wright up on stage to accompany him. The whole… More »

By: James Rettig / June 30, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Thurston Moore Issues Statement Supporting Israel Boycott

Back in April, Thurston Moore cancelled a concert he had scheduled in Tel Aviv, Israel, but didn’t provide an explanation. A few days ago, he opened up about his reasoning to The Quietus in a longer piece by British-Palestinian musician Samir Eskanda that examined why artists are boycotting Israel and supporting the BDS Movement. Here’… More »

By: James Rettig / June 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm

What Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band Reveals About The End Of Her Marriage And The Last Days Of Sonic Youth

In David Browne’s 2008 biography of Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century, he writes on the group’s lasting stability:… More »

By: Douglas Bleggi / February 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Caught On Tape – “Full Bleed”

Thurston Moore and drummer John Moloney record improvised noise freakouts together under the name Caught On Tape. After releasing three records of untitled, amorphous extended jams, their upcoming album Full Bleed is a bit of a departure, featuring actual song titles and actual song-length songs. As the characteristically cheery Moore declared to Rolling Stone, “We… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 12, 2015 - 2:22 pm

PJ Harvey, M.I.A., Thurston Moore, Tom Morello Issue Statement In Support Of Online Whistleblowers

As Pitchfork reports, a number of musicians have joined the luminaries who signed a public statement that calls for public support of online whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, and Jeremy Hammond. The Courage Foundation issued the statement, and the list of musicians who have signed it includes PJ Harvey, M.I.A., Thurston Moore,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Thurston Moore Sees Your Snarky Tweets About Him

Thurston Moore’s latest interview to promote his new solo album The Best Day comes via The Wall Street Journal. It’s a fascinating conversation that touches on Moore’s mom (whose photo adorns The Best Day’s cover), the lingering insight behind Pavement’s “Shady Lane,” post-war poetry, a whole slew of rock stars, Moore’s songwriting these days, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 23, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Thurston Moore – “Speak To The Wild” Video

Thurston Moore’s new solo LP, The Best Day, is due out tomorrow (although you can already stream it here). Today, we get a video for “Speak To The Wild,” the sprawling 8-minute tempest that opens the album. In the cryptic clip, a mother gets separated from her child in a forest that conveniently also seem… More »

By: Peter Helman / October 20, 2014 - 11:45 am

Stream Thurston Moore The Best Day

Thurston Moore’s The Best Day is his first solo album in three years and the first album since the dissolution of Sonic Youth. He’s moved away from the Beck-produced acoustics of 2011’s Demolished Thoughts and returned to what he does best: expansive and sparkling rock with a markedly punk streak. You can stream The BestMore »

By: James Rettig / October 13, 2014 - 11:11 am

Thurston Moore Defends “Black Metal Is Made By Pussies” Remarks With More Trolling

Last month, a press release was circulated for a new album from the Thurston Moore-John Moloney collaboration Caught On Tape, and in that press release were a few lines of semi-comprehensible trolling from Moore on the musical genre called “black metal.” As you might remember, Moore’s admittedly decontextualized exact quote was: “Black Metal is musicMore »

By: Michael Nelson / September 11, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Watch Thurston Moore Play New Song “Forevermore” At Pukkelpop 2014

The ex-Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore’s got a new album called The Best Day on the way and a new backing band that includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe. (I’m a little disappointed Moore is still recording with them under his own name rather than using “Pussies Of The LowestMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Thurston Moore: “Black Metal Is Music Made By Pussies Of The Lowest Order”

Last year, Thurston Moore hooked up with American black metal supergroup Twilight for what would become that band’s third and final album, III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb, released at the beginning of 2014. III is a really good album, but its creation was nothing short of a hot fucking mess, due in no small part to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 21, 2014 - 10:54 am

Thurston Moore – “The Best Day”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2014 - 10:33 am

Watch Thurston Moore Band Play “Detonation” At Their Secret First Show Last Night

As we grow more comfortable living in a post-Sonic Youth world, the band’s members have tried out an assortment of different projects, one of the most recent being Thurston Moore’s new Thurston Moore Band, which also features Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe. Their tour starts tomorrow officially, but last night the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014 - 11:31 am

Thurston Moore Forms New Band With Steve Shelley, MBV’s Debbie Googe

Thurston Moore has created something resembling a supergroup for his next project. It’s called the Thurston Moore Band and he’s reunited with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and recruited My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and British guitarist James Sedwards. This is yet another new endeavor following his divorce from Kim Gordon three years ago. More »

By: James Rettig / August 5, 2014 - 11:53 am

Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, & Thurston Moore – “Nobody’s City” (The Gun Club Cover)

A key part of the early L.A. punk scene, the Gun Club brought a sort of dessicated blues glamor to the scene where hardcore was being born. A new tribute album called Axels & Sockets will honor the band and its late frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce by collecting tracks from the Jeffrey Lee Pierce SessionsMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 10:23 am

Thurston Moore: “Jezebel Is Gender Fascism”

Thurston Moore’s campaign to turn the internet against him rolls on. Earlier this week the former Sonic Youth frontman told The Fly that the affair that sunk his 27-year marriage to Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon carried on in secret for several years before he and Gordon called it quits, that he was bummed out… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014 - 11:49 am

Thurston Moore On His Marriage-Ending Affair: “I’m In A Really Romantic Place”

Sonic Youth co-leaders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announced in 2011 that they were separating after 27 years of marriage, and talking to Elle last year, Gordon painted a sad picture of the breakup: “It ended in a kind of normal way — midlife crisis, starstruck woman.” Gordon never named the woman who Moore wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Thurston Moore – “Heavenmetal” Video

Given what we now know about his personal life, it takes a lot of balls for Thurston Moore to release a video for a love song on Valentine’s day. And yet that’s what’s happening. “Heavenmetal” was a song from Chelsea Light Moving, the former Sonic Youth co-leader’s new band, but now it’s being billed a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 9:46 am

Watch The Horrors & Thurston Moore Debut A Song At The Fly Awards

UK music mag The Fly held their inaugural awards show last night in London. The Horrors picked up a win for Outstanding Artistry and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore was given a Living Legend award. The two teamed up to debut a new track called “I See You,” presumably from The Horrors’ upcoming fourth full-length, which… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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