News this week of Thurston Moore’s new collaboration with (former?) wife Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono didn’t help answer questions about the future of Sonic Youth, nor does Matador Records’ announcement this morning — complete with debut MP3, which you can download below — that Moore has started a new band called Chelsea Light Moving.
The band, which will release an album on Matador, finds Moore joined by guitarist Keith Wood, bassist Samara Lubelski and drummer John Moloney. The track “Burroughs,” inspired by the last words of William S. Burroughs, was recorded and mixed May 18-20 in Easthampton, Mass., according to the record label. A second song is promised “in a week, even sicker.”
Matador’s announcement suggests that Moore’s remaining solo summer dates in Calgary, Missoula, Mont., and Boulder and Denver, Colo., will actually be Chelsea Light Moving shows, after which Moore returns to Boulder’s Naropa University to teach a summer writing workshop for the second consecutive year.
Thurston Moore tour dates:
June 22: Sled Island, Calgary, Alberta
June 24: The Top Hat, Missoula, MT
June 27: Boulder Theater, Boudler, CO
June 29: Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: Thurston Moore covers Rolling Stones, Lee Ranaldo covers Talking Heads
- Lee Ranaldo on Sonic Youth: ‘Somehow I can’t imagine it’s really the end of it’
- Video: Sonic Youth in Sao Paulo, Brazil — watch what could be band’s final concert