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DOWNLOAD: Thurston Moore - "Benediction" (MP3)

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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore will release his fourth, and Beck-produced solo LP, Demolished Thoughts, on May 24th via Matador. The LP features appearances from violinist Samara Lubelski, harpist Mary Lattimore, bassist Bram Inscore, drummer Joey Waronker and Beck. Check out the first track "Benediction", which is downloadable above. And:

To mark the release of his new solo full-length, 'Demolished Thoughts', Thurston Moore is playing Brooklyn's Williamsburg Hall of Music on May 20, with tickets going on sale this Friday, April 8 via Ticketmaster.com (American Express cardholders will have an opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, April 6).

In addition to the full-priced ticket option ($20), you'll have your choice of ticket(s) + 'Demolished Thoughts' bundles ;

a) one ticket + a copy of "Demolished Thoughts" on CD ($30)

b) one ticket + a copy of "Demolished Thoughts" on LP (colored vinyl, with download code) ($35)

The CD or limited edition colored vinyl copies of 'Demolished Thoughts' can be collected at the merch table on the night of the show - four days before the official release date of May 24.

MEANWHILE, you can catch Thurston Moore when he supports Mike Watt & The Missingmen (who play Mercury Lounge TONIGHT) at Daniel Street in Milford, CT on Tuesday (4/5), and at Abrons Arts Center on April 8th as part of a Japan Disaster Relief benefit with Matthew Shipp, Ikue Mori & John Zorn, and many others.

Thurston was also just announced on the bill of a hometown (Northampton) show with Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins.

The upcoming Abrons Arts Center show will be at least the 2nd Japan Disaster relief shows that Thurston is playing. Sonic Youth joined Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Cibo Matto, John Zorn, Mike Patton and others at Columbia University on 3/27 to raise money for the cause. The NY Times was there.

In related news, Sonic Youth is helping to celebrate Record Store Day on April 16th with a reissue of the Australian tour-only Whore's Moaning EP.

Check out the cover art of Thurston's new LP, below...

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Comments (70)

LCD was special...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 6:01 PM

Williamsburg Hall of Music?


Let's rename some other venues.

Theater of the Palace United
The Pony of Stone
The House of the Bell
Gardens of the Square Madison

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 6:53 PM

this will be cool

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 7:12 PM

LCD baby!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 7:42 PM

LCD FOREVER!!

SONIC YOUTH FOR NEVER!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:01 PM

That guy looks amazing for 53.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:12 PM

kickball katy bikini pic link?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:07 PM

The Party of Santo's House

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:26 PM

Theatre at the Beach for Jones's Nikon

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:35 PM

He's 53??

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:36 PM

The Pool of the Park for Patrick Henry McCarren

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:18 PM

Terminal the Fifth

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:24 PM

This guy doesn't age.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:27 PM

Sonic Youth sucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:40 PM

You are a dinkle of berry. Sonic You are the balls, and were killing it when James Murphy weighed only 200 lbs and the Strokes were playing with blocks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:58 PM

The Eternal is a great album

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:06 AM

Fuck anyone who doesn't like The Eternal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:11 AM

McScrooge

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:07 AM

The Ballroom of the Rose

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:12 AM

looks like a rip off of tomboy artwork

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:17 AM

Yes, it is weirdly similar to the Tomboy artwork.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:21 AM

Yes, Thurston Moore needs to steal creative ideas from Panda Bear....ahahaha!!!!

If Moore beat him up and stole his laptop (instrument), Pandy would say "Thank you sir!".

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 9:58 AM

Thurston Moore is overrated. So is Sonic Youth. The only good album they made was Daydream Nation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:06 AM

POLL

10:06 is a....

1.) troll
2.) imbecile
3.) loser
4.) f--ktard
5.) 2 & 4

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:29 AM

5

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:34 AM

10:06 = 4 with a bit of 2

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:40 AM

all of the above..esp. 4!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:41 AM

there should be an I.D. check to get on this blog. Obviously children are on here.

Sonic Youth is great. They have never made a bad album.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:46 AM

^ and thaaaat's a bit too far.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 10:56 AM

Counter-trolls are trolls also.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:06 AM

THURSTON MOORE > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:08 AM

that winning shits lamer than lcd soundsystem.

STFU!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:12 AM

I support any post that references something as being "...lamer than lcd soundsystem".

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:18 AM

Hahah these comments have gone into derp overdrive

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:21 AM

Thurston Moore is a genius! and sonic youth never made a bad album, you haters!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 11:34 AM

"Hahah these comments have gone into derp overdrive"

Mr. Derp disapproves of the BV douchenozzlery going on here (and the other articles).

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:15 PM

i love sonic youth but you're a maniac if you think they've never made a bad album

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:17 PM

1:17 - rip off in that it's bad.

No more renaming venues. Only the first post was funny. You can't just join in and not be funny.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:24 PM

BV readers cant agree on anything, even when they like the same band. pretty lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:25 PM

Which album is bad? I dare you to name one, and not the side projects. Name 1 bad sonic youth album pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:36 PM

Name one bad fucking CD by sonic youth you fucking morons. Come on, I bet you can't. They never made one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:45 PM

Ok. One bad one they did was that "tribute" to the BV losers called "I Haven't Cum Yet (Or Ever)"

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:51 PM

The Eternal was bad.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:54 PM

nyc ghosts & flowers... wow, that was easier than i thought

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:55 PM

^ That's not true

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:55 PM

75% sure Beck will pop up at MHOW show. Will be great regardless.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:56 PM

no way! The Eternal is one of their best! Murray St. is BAD.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:56 PM

Murray St. has one great song on it though, nyc G&F does not

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:57 PM

Murray St, Sonic Nurse, Rather Ripped. All bad. Pussies!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:57 PM

rather ripped is great, sonic nurse has its moments. ok now i know we all disagree!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:58 PM

NYC G&F has 1 good song - Free City Rhymes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:58 PM

I cant believe all of you. Everyone knows Washing Machine was a Epic Fail. OMG awful!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:59 PM

WASHING MACHINE > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:00 PM

"Ok. One bad one they did was that "tribute" to the BV losers called "I Haven't Cum Yet (Or Ever)""

That one must be rare.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:01 PM

^ I bet you like The Eternal too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:01 PM

It is!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:03 PM

are you kidding, washing machine is incredible. i really hope you were joking good sir!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:05 PM

Haters of Sonic Youth. Funny.
"He had a hat"

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:06 PM

washing machine is incredible? hahaha i just spit soda pop through my nose.

I love this blog. Now I know I have good taste.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:07 PM

ok, i'm sorry, i take issue with you laughing at "washing machine is incredible". it IS incredible. i don't understand how anyone can be a fan of SY and not realize that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:12 PM

^ I bet you love the Eternal too. Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:15 PM

Tickets for 2nd Concerts for Japan with Thurston Moore and many other talented artists at the Abrons Arts Center on 04/08 - still available - visit us online or on FB "Save Japan Benefits" for venue links and information.

Posted by SaveJapanBenefits | April 5, 2011 2:28 PM

I'm psyched for Thurstons new album. I hope its like Psychic Hearts and not another noise experiment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:49 PM

^ dont u mean Psychic Farts?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:51 PM

Is Beck a scientologist or not? just askin

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 3:04 PM

those who don't like sonic youth mga putang ina n'yo...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 3:18 PM

3:18=WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 7:21 PM

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