Posted in music on February 18, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Light Moving - "Empire of Time" (MP3)

Chelsea Light Moving at Sled Island in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Chelsea Light Moving

As mentioned, Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving will release their self-titled debut album on March 5 via Matador, but you won't have to wait to hear it, because NPR is streaming it in its entirety now. Of all the post-Sonic Youth projects, the CLM album is probably the most like Sonic Youth, but the noise parts are kept to a minimum and Thurson tends to stick to his "Teenage Riot"/"Dirty Boots" style of melodic songwriting (which of course isn't a bad thing). They also get pretty heavy at times, most noticeably on the sludgy "Alighted," perhaps inspired by Thurston recently joining metal supergroup, Twilight?

The band are supporting the new record with a previously discussed tour that hits the NYC area on March 2 at Maxwell's with Talk Normal (tickets) and April 5 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). Plus, Thurston and company are planning to detonate some house parties and as you may know, he's been reading BrooklynVegan comments and you can leave your house show pitches HERE.

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Chelsea Light Moving -- 2013 Tour Dates
Sat-Mar-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Mon-Mar-04 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Tue-Mar-05 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed-Mar-06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Thu-Mar-07 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover
Fri-Mar-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sun-Mar-10 Denton, TX 35 Denton
Tue-Mar-19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Wed-Mar-20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri-Mar-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat-Mar-23 Seattle, WA Neumo's
Wed-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Fri-Mar-29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-Mar-30 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Lee's Palace
Tue-Apr-02 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Wed-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu-Apr-04 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri-Apr-05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sat-Apr-06 Hartord, CT Arch Street Tavern
Sun-Apr-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Talk Normal Supports 3/2-3/8
Merchandise also supports 3/8
Grass Widow supports 3/19-3/23
CAVE supports 3/27-3/3

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Comments (20)

Thurston Moore is really annoying these days.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 10:29 AM

so are you

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 10:33 AM

Yeah, he's no Ben Gibbard, that's for sure...

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:31 AM

"the CLM album is probably the most like Sonic Youth, but the noise parts are kept to a minimum"

So it's not like Sonic Youth.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:37 AM

how much longer until the sonic youth reunion tour?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 12:55 PM

A Sonic Youth reunion seems unlikely...

"Gordon separated from Moore in 2011, and Sonic Youth have drifted to a halt. "It's hard to say when the life of a band starts and stops… but playing music together is an act of trust. When that's broken, it's impossible to continue."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013...50s-kim-gordon

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:05 PM

It's bad enough Thurston broke Kim's trust, but in the process, he managed to cheat Sonic Youth fans around the globe. What a shame it had to go down like this...

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:09 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/16/rock-of-ages-50s-kim-gordon


The real point of interest here for devotees of SY is what at least appears to be her accusation that Moore cheated on her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:36 PM

R.I.P. Sonic Youth.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:39 PM

sonic youth will headline coachella in 10 years

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 4:08 PM

So basically this is Sonic Youth without Kim Gordon? Win!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 4:26 PM

^ it's SY without Kim, and Lee, and Steve. So basically it's Thurston's new band. Thanks for playing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 5:23 PM

sonic youth is a toothy bj

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 6:34 PM

for some of us a toothy bj is the only thing that works anymore

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 7:02 PM

^ he's old

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 7:46 PM

Can't wait to hear this. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 10:16 PM

where's the link to stream the album?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 10:23 PM

"it's SY without Kim, and Lee, and Steve. So basically it's Thurston's new band. Thanks for playing."

How much does Lee's new album sound like SY? Not much. How much does CLM sound like SY? Tons. Thurston=SY

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 4:24 PM

He came to my area and I missed out.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 28, 2013 3:43 PM

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