The man certainly has his baggage, but the former Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore still knows how to put together a splintered, magnetic rock song. A couple of weeks ago, Moore shared a great stand-along single called “Cease Fire.” And now he’s announced a new five-song album called Rock N Roll Consciousness, which he recorded with a band that includes former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe. “Cease Fire” isn’t on the album, but Moore has shared a spindly, low-key new groove called “Smoke Of Dreams,” and it’s just as good. Below, check out the tracklist for the new EP and the low-tech NY-centric “Smoke Of Dreams” video, via Pitchfork.
03 “Turn On”
04 “Smoke Of Dreams”
Rock N Roll Consciousness is out 4/28 on Caroline International.