This week, Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore released a second music video off Demolished Thoughts, a Rose Mackey-directed clip for “Circulation” that Moore says captures the “ritualistic love energy” of the “free-spirit poet/artist girls of Northampton, Mass., who would explode and levitate into expressionistic transcendence whenever cool records would spin by local DJs.”

Moore also has a new slate of solo tour dates beginning with an appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago today and running through August. He’s also joining Sonic Youth for a just-announced trip to South America in November; two dates have been announced so far, but more are expected. And, NPR today posted a full, hour-long streaming concert, recorded in May, that you can check out below.

Finally, in other Sonic Youth news, in addition to finally releasing the film “1991: The Year Punk Broke” on DVD in September, the band also is reissuing its Hits Are For Squares best-of on CD on Aug. 23. The compilation originally was sold exclusively through Starbucks, then was issued on vinyl last year for Record Store Day.

See Thurston Moore’s tour dates and stream a full concert after the jump…

 

 

Thurston Moore tour dates:

July 15: Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
July 16: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
July 18: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
July 21: Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
July 22: Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA
July 23: Alladin Theatre, Portland, OR
July 25: New Parish, Oakland , CA
July 26: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
July 28: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
July 29: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
July 30: Casbah, San Diego, CA
July 31: Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA
Aug. 4: Twilight Music Series, Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 28: Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, ON
Aug. 30: Sanctuary @ First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA

 

Sonic Youth tour dates:

Nov. 13: Maquinaria Festival, Santiago, Chile
Nov. 14: SWU Music & Arts Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

 

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