Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore returns later this month with Rock N Roll Consciousness, first new album in two years, which was recorded with his current touring band that includes former SY compatriot Steve Shelley on drums and My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe on bass.
Below, you can check out the record’s first single, “Smoke of Dreams.”
The five-song album, due out April 28, is produced by Paul Epworth (The Pop Group, Adele), and also features James Seawards on additional guitar. And the lyrics to three of the five songs are either written or co-written by poet Radio Radieux.
Moore and Co. also have announced a nine-date North American tour in May to support the record.
Below, see full tour dates and tracklist, and hear the first single.
Video: Thurston Moore, “Smoke of Dreams”
Tracklist: Thurston Moore, Rock N Roll Consciousness
3. “Turn On”
4. “Smoke of Dreams”
Thurston Moore tour dates:
May 8: The Imperial, Vancouver, BC
May 9: Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 10: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 12: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
May 13: The Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
May 14: Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
May 17: The Mohawk, Austin, TX
May 18: Club Dada, Dallas, TX
May 20: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
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