Album News — February 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore blogs about new solo album/book, Yoko Ono collaboration

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon with Yoko Ono

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore today took to his new blog — Flowers & Cream, which he quietly launched earlier this month — to announce a pair of intriguing musical projects: a new solo album and book, plus a “trio” record with wife/bandmate Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono.

First, in a post titled “mirror/dash ono,” Thurston wrote, “kim and i will be recording a trio LP w/ yoko this year,” adding the cryptic punchline: “with blindfolds.” Minutes later, in an entry labeled “in silver rain with a paper key,” he announced, “new solo lp/book this fall.” Neither entry had any further details.

The news emerges just two days after Moore and Gordon performed with One at an all-star tribute called “We Are Plastic Ono Band” in Brooklyn. As for a new Moore solo album, it would be his first since 2007’s Trees Outside the Academy.

The new projects come on top of what already looks to be a busy year for Sonic Youth. In December, Lee Ranaldo said SY is planning to both record a follow-up to last year’s The Eternal and release a live DVD of the group performing 1988’s classic Daydream Nation. Plus there’s talk of recording the soundtrack to an unnamed “French teen film.”


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