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