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DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Light Moving - "Burroughs" (MP3)

Chelsea Light Moving

News on the current state of Sonic Youth remains ambiguous, but the members are certainly keeping busy. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon are releasing a collaborative album with Yoko Ono (recorded before Thurston and Kim's split?) called YOKOKIMTHURSTON, which is due out on September 25 via Chimera Music. The cover art and tracklist, along with a video of the three musicians playing together at BAM in 2010 is below.

Thurston is also now the vocalist/guitarist for a new band called Chelsea Light Moving with Keith Wood, Samara Lubelski, and John Moloney. They've got a full length in the works, which is due out on Matador. You can download their first track, "Burroughs," which was inspired William S. Burroughs' last words ("Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is"), at the top of this post. Chelsea Light Moving have a few shows scheduled, including a Sled Island show in Calgary tonight.

Thurston was also added to Spy Music Festival, which goes down in NYC across multiple venues from June 29 to July 15. He'll be playing his first ever set as a duo with experimental guitarist Loren Connors at The Stone on July 14. Raajamahal (Pat Murano of No Neck Blues Band and Decimus, Carla Backer from Baba Yaga, and Santa Wolanczyk from Flower Orgy) was also added to the fest, and will be playing Death by Audio on July 13. Check out a sampler of artists playing the festival below.

Speaking of Yoko Ono, NY Post reports that she exhibited a new art piece in London's Serpentine Gallery called "To the Light," which featured no more than three piles of dirt. The post mentions that Britain's Guardian newspaper trashed the exhibit, suggesting "the exhibition's title has got to be a "mistake," noting that "those who have suffered near-death experiences often complain of a bright light -- and a voice telling them to go towards it." And no one would want to go toward this."

A list of all dates, video, and stream below...

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Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, & Thurston Moore at BAM in 2010

Spy Music Festival Sampler

Chelsea Light Moving -- 2012 Tour Dates
06/22 Calgary, Alberta Sled Island
06/24 Missoula, MT The Top Hat
06/27 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
06/29 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

Thurston Moore -- 2012 Tour Dates
6/27 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
7/14 The Stone New York, NY w/ Loren Connors
7/28 Midi Festival Hyeres, FR
7/29 Le Consortium Dijon, FR
7/30 Bad Bonn Dudingen, CH
8/1 Rivierenhof Antwerp, BE
8/2 Manufaktur Schorndorf, DE
8/3 Stadtsaal Vienna, AT
8/4 Off Festival Katowice, PL
8/5 Alter Schlachtof Dresden, DE
8/6 Vega Copenhagen, DK
8/8 Oya Festival Oslo, NO
8/9 Way Out West Gothenburg, SE

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Comments (17)

Looking forward to the show at the end of the month. And, I'm really, really looking forward to the Matador album (hopefully dear god not please) having that font used anywhere near it> Come on, Thurston. I know you know peeps in the design world who could have done better blindfolded.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 4:53 PM

isn't this just the same band from his last solo record?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 4:55 PM

So Yoko broke up Sonic Youth too, eh? Not as culturally relevant, but still.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 5:27 PM

oh Thurston.. who gives a fuck anymore? Yr a POP star at best by now. keep POPing yo. the public still likes to choke on yr milkshake anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 5:29 PM

I think it's pretty obvious who Thurston's banging at this point

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 5:39 PM

^^ Thats fore sure. Its based on name recognition, pop stardom, & the whole scene. Another Burroughs reference.
Yes isnt that just his recent solo group anyways?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 5:42 PM

Nice one 5:27!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 6:05 PM

THurston whould sereiously consider joining the iPods if you wants to diversify his body of music. Real diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 6:34 PM

Maybe this band will turn out to be shit and reveal that Steve Shelley was the real Wizard of Oz of SY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 6:44 PM

Based on the song that bitchfork posted, this is pretty damn boring. It's sad, but Ehat can you expect after 30 years?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 8:46 PM

Oh jesus. These Forced Exposure fuckers and their idolization of all that shitty beat writing. Seen their poetry? Him, Coley....God it is fucking horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 10:35 PM

LOL, good one 6:34!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2012 3:02 AM

5:27 beat me to my joke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2012 11:26 AM

the bands pic with that shit typefont all over it brings me back to the days on windows 95 computing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2012 1:50 PM

"Speaking of Yoko Ono, NY Post reports that she exhibited a new art piece in London's Serpentine Gallery called "To the Light," which featured no more than three piles of dirt."

^ She copied James Murphys art piece which consisted of 3 piles of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2012 2:07 PM

who is thurston banging now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2012 10:29 PM

thurston moorse freaking rules.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 4:18 PM

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