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Thurston Moore at Ornette Coleman tribute in June (more by Greg Cristman)
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After releasing an album with his post-Sonic Youth band Chelsea Light Moving, Thurston Moore revealed plans for a new solo album coming out on Matador. Sonic Youth's site now says the album is called The Best Day and comes out on September 23 (though Matador hasn't confirmed the exact date). Most of it was recorded with his new band which features Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums, My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass, and James Sedwards on guitar. A few of the songs were recorded with the Chelsea Light Moving members as well.

That band, dubbed The Thurston Moore Band, will be going on a tour this year that includes the Toronto and Chicago Riot Fests, as well as a West Coast run with Sebadoh. They don't have a NYC date announced at the moment, but Thurston will be back on his old stomping grounds to read at a Brooklyn Book Festival bookend event on September 20. More details on that event and other events at the festival TBA.

All dates are listed below...

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Thurston Moore -- 2014 Tour Dates
August 6 Thurston Moore, John Edwards and Adam Gołębiewski - London, UK - Cafe Oto

August 7 Thurston Moore and Caspar Brotzmann - London, UK - Cafe Oto

August 15 Thurston Moore - Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop

August 16 Thurston Moore Band - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival

August 17 Thurston Moore Band - Berlin, Germany - Lido

August 18 Thurston Moore Band - Bielefeld, Germany - Forum

August 19 Thurston Moore Band - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ocii

August 21 Thurston Moore Band Portugal - Paredes De Coura Festival

August 23 Thurston Moore Band Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland - For Noise Festival

August 24 Thurston Moore Band Paris Rock en Seine

August 29 Thurston Moore 12 String Performance Birmingham Moseley Folk Fest

September 4-5 Thurston Moore Band Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival

September 7 Thurston Moore Band Toronto, ON, Canada - Riot Fest

September 12 Thurston Moore Band Victoria, BC Canada - Rifflandia

September 14 Thurston Moore Band Chicago, IL - Riot Fest

September 20 Thurston Moore Reading - Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

October 3 Thurston Moore Band Vancouver, BC Canada - Biltmore Cabaret w/ Sebadoh

October 4 Thurston Moore Band Seattle, WA - Neumo's w/ Sebadoh

October 7 Thurston Moore Band San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Sebadoh

October 8 Thurston Moore Band Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium w/ Sebadoh

October 10 Thurston Moore Band Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex w/ Sebadoh

October 11 Thurston Moore Band Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room

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Comments (35)

Dude put out a pretty sick single earlier this year that was basically ignored

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:25 PM

maybe cuz he's a slimeball who cheated on one of the coolest women in music?

i mean, who woulda thought that a member of sonic YOUTH would act like a MIDDLE-AGED man who battles insecurities about getting OLD by dating a young chick.

pretty pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:34 PM

Kim Gordon wishes she was as cool as Kim Deal, or even Kim Shattuck

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:39 PM

Yeah this dude is never going to live it down.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:42 PM

My man Thirsty Thurston is gonna hit the road and plow some groupies. Fuck the haters, do you playboy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 2:50 PM

Yes, because Thurston is the only person to cheat on his wife. Not saying it isn't shitty, but I'll bet some of your favorite musicians have done way worse.

Really though, giving a shit about the personal lives of musicians you like is some nerd shit. Grow up and separate art from the artist.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:09 PM

maybe he'll hang out with that man-whore bassist from whatever band that is

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:19 PM

When it comes right down to it, people would rather pat themselves on the back than enjoy life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:19 PM

He don't have shit on Rick James when it come to real pimpin'

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:31 PM

If you spent 25+ years married to an insufferable bitch you'd cheat too. Plus, shit got leathery...

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:56 PM

2:25 What's the single? I hadn't heard it and would like to check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 5:01 PM

Is he still doing "Ono Soul"? That jam was tight, son!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 5:03 PM

sonic youth will reunite in ~5 years and y'all will pay $200 to see them over five nights at terminal 5. and this site will have hundreds of "omg sellouts" to "fake divorce!" to "this is going to be epic" to "haha they fooled you" to "tickets were impossible" to "below face day of" to "hummus farts" <--- you all know this will happen too

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 5:21 PM

^lol u mad

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 6:17 PM

I still cant believe ThursKim split.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 6:19 PM

It gets more complicated: Kim is very angry that the "Thurston Band" is playing SY covers at shows. They played "teenage Riot" and "incinerate" among others a few weeks ago in Croatia. She says he (or his mgmt) are not paying fees for performances. So it's sorta like the band Live with a fake Ed Kowalcyzk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 8:38 PM

8:38 spelled Kowalczyk wrong... for shame!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 9:42 PM

My man thurston likes his hummus platters robust.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 9:42 PM

d'ya think he's Googe'd her yet?

Posted by bibber | August 5, 2014 11:32 PM

Steve Shelley in the band....nuff said.This tour will rock.Hoping for some New England dates....

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 9:01 AM

This shit has potential to be pretty awesome. Bonus points for Debbie Googe. Stoked to hear what they sound like live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 9:32 AM

"When it comes right down to it, people would rather pat themselves on the back than enjoy life." When it comes right down to it banging young, unchallenging pussy at the expense of a lifelong relationship that has made you wealthy and revered is a lot easier than facing your own mortality.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 11:39 AM

lol he g a p e d dat bish booty hoe

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 11:57 AM

11:39, what's it to you? And more than that, how do you know what went down behind closed doors? Take it to Gawker you gossipy bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:17 PM

^ What's it to you, too? You're just as gossipy as 11:39am and not even. 11:39 was just saying how the guy pulled the typical fiftysomething guy nonsense with his wife who I'd fuck in a heartbeat (dumps the old broad for the new meat, in his mind.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:34 PM

^the point is, what do you know? Your 'point' is entirely conjecture. Maybe's she's shrill. Maybe she's cold. Maybe's shes crazy. Maybe she is unbearable to be around.

And at the same time maybe he's an old horn-dog.

Who knows?

There is a reason it's called a 'private' life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:49 PM

When a woman cheats on a man (especially if it's with another woman) she's 'courageously challenging the tedium and oppressive nature of the bourgeois, patriarchal institution of marriage'.

When a man cheats, it's 'muh midlife crisis', 'poor her' 'manipulator', etc. He's basically two steps away from being a rapist.

Stupid feminists, go back to your garbage boring tumblrs and Jezebel and stop infecting the rest of the internet with your Oberlin-tier half-baked SJW nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:56 PM

12:34 wants to fuck a senior citizen. ewww..

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 1:07 PM

lol at "unchallenging pussy." let me guess, you like a "challenge."

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 1:23 PM

the point is, what do you know? Your 'point' is entirely conjecture. Maybe's she's shrill. Maybe she's cold. Maybe's shes crazy. Maybe she is unbearable to be around.

Yeah that would be valid if he just broke up with her. I mean, I guess banging a girl half your age is a way to break up with your wife. You know, if you're Anthony Cumia or something.

It's funny because everyone takes this dude so seriously. You gild his rusty farts, and in the end he's just another drooling fuck up doing the same thing to his wife that half your dads did to your moms in between yelling at you for playing "kool thing" too loud while you danced around your shitty bedroom.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 1:32 PM

^lol u mad

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 1:51 PM

i wonder what richard edson thinks of all this

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 1:59 PM

Something to consider if you're one of those loudmouth hippy types: Bob Marley's monogamy/fatherhood record makes Thurston Moore look like Mother Teresa.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 2:40 PM

Ahhhh, Bob Marley: the anointed hero of all trustifarians.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 3:15 PM

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