Posted in music on August 21, 2014

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Caught on Tape

Just yesterday (8/20), Thurston Moore detailed his new album, The Best Day, which was recorded with his new band -- his Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe, and James Sedwards. Now he's announced another new LP, this one with Caught on Tape, his avant-garde collaborative project with John Moloney who he played with in Chelsea Light Moving. The album's called Full Bleed, is due out October 21 via Nothern Spy, and while no music has been released from it yet, the press release did come with this gem of a quote:

Q: How did playing black metal rub off on you for Full Bleed? It certainly sounds like it may have.

Thurston Moore: Black Metal is music made by pussies of the lowest order, and we felt it was necessary to investigate this aberrant anti-music behaviour. We feel like the sound and attitude of black metal is a loss of self, life, light and desire in a way where it becomes so negative that a whole new bliss arrives where we become super pussy.

Well there you have it. Watch a live video of Caught On Tape from 2012 below...

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Comments (90)

let the games begin

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:32 AM

this guy is a legend, I get it, but he's also a tool of the highest order

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:33 AM

#PostDivorceMakesYouAngryAndLashOutAtOthers

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:33 AM

thurston is still kooler than you kids living in hipserville!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:38 AM

Chelsea Light Moving was boring

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:39 AM

VARG FUCKED KIM

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:39 AM

using the word "pussy" is sexist

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:41 AM

Pussy on the mind all day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:41 AM

Spoken like a true flaming hero of the scarves, that doesn't understand a damn thing about any other music that isn't "his type" (as evidenced by his many incorrect assumptions about it). What would he know?

There.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:43 AM

Unwashed Morrisey.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:47 AM

Protest by buying the vinyl record and smashing it! http://northernspyrecords.com/music/full-bleed/

Posted by Adam | August 21, 2014 9:50 AM

No Justice No Peace!

Posted by #JusticeForBrown | August 21, 2014 9:53 AM

lol clowney downey

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:09 AM

#CareerOver

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:17 AM

9:43 is a 20-something beardo who has no clue about Thurston's sense of humor because he got into "cool" music via Coheed & Cambria.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:30 AM

"Spoken like a true flaming hero of the scarves, that doesn't understand a damn thing about any other music that isn't "his type" (as evidenced by his many incorrect assumptions about it). What would he know?"

Oh, Buckeye, darling, remember all the tears I cry for you in your struggle to be free and proud. It's 2014, go find yourself a nice boy and work it already!

;___;

^ tears 4 U

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:32 AM

SONIC MOOP

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:32 AM

the guys in Deafheaven are going to cry.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:33 AM

He has a new album coming out. What a convenient time to stir up controversy.

Posted by Original Fuzz | August 21, 2014 10:47 AM

one of the few still closeted men in hollywood today

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:54 AM

What a buttdart.

Posted by Arbiter of faggotry | August 21, 2014 10:54 AM

I can't tell if he is for or against black metal ... I suppose that rejecting all societal constructs really does leave one confused, lost and groping for something to hold onto.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:01 AM

God, you guys can't take a joke. Thurston is sort of celebrating this neo-black metal movement, while being aware that it's pussy shit. Because it is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:09 AM

I wonder if he is being sarcastic.

and his choice of derogative belies a misogyny and maybe homophobia.

But on paper, he's not wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:11 AM

Celebrate being against everything light and life and good? Yeahno I prefer sanity kthnxbye

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:14 AM

He's slowly transforming into Billy Corgan. I expect a Kim-less Sonic Youth reunion soon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:18 AM

I hope YAITW run into this guy on the street and beat the shit out of him. He needs it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:20 AM

I mean DUH.

The BV comment section has been telling you this for years.

Black Metal dudes are total pussies and always have been. Want to be a tough guy? Play football, or fight MMA, or join the Marines.

Wanna be a total pussy? Play dress up with your butt buddies and pretend your demons or wizards or vikings, or whatever it is you fuckbois, think your doing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:23 AM

um. fuck neo-black metal right in its scarf wearing asses. Thurson Moore Cock is more like it. AMIRITE!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:30 AM

^c'mon buckeye, you're better than this. have some self esteem.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:34 AM

Hopefully this leads to a steel cage showdown with Dave Hill. Dave won't take this bullshit lightly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:37 AM

Desperate attempt at getting some PR and stirring some controversy. It worked for about a few minutes. I'm going back to cat videos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:41 AM

"Play football, or fight MMA, or join the Marines." Sounds like a recipe for guys who want to sleep with guys.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:43 AM

Black metal just doesn't sound good. I realize that taste is subjective, but black metal is the sonic equivalent of a pile of garbage. It's extremely fun to tell "extreme" metal fans that they don't actually like the music they pretend to like, because it only forces them to dig themselves deeper into their rut. The more you tell them that they don't actually enjoy listening to terrible music, the louder they will proclaim to be fans of said terrible music. I suggest everyone continue to tell everyone they see wearing a death metal or black metal shirt that they don't *REALLY* like listening to that stuff. Because they don't.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:43 AM

black metal = perpetual Halloween for virgins who live with their moms

total pussy shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:45 AM

Thurston Moore is an aging douche and he looks like a lesbian.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:49 AM

I thought Thurston Moore had a thing for pussies of the lowest order. Case in point: Eva Prinz.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:56 AM

lol black metal lol you all missed the parade in june #pride lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 11:58 AM

Black Metal is basically LARPing. And yes, it's for total, complete, and hopeless pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:03 PM

Metal is shit music for children and queers, objectively speaking.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:04 PM

V I C T O R Y

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Posted by Josh The Fabulous F5er! | August 21, 2014 12:05 PM

What Kim ever saw in this hipster dufus is beyond me

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:09 PM

"We feel like the sound and attitude of black metal is a loss of self, life, light and desire in a way where it becomes so negative that a whole new bliss arrives where we become super pussy."

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:13 PM

Why would Thurston think that he needed to do anything or try anything new in order to be super pussy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:18 PM

Thurston - you just go ahead and TRY calling these guys pussies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Yxk6h_-Hg

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:25 PM

^ they're PUSSIES, chump

there you go

Posted by Thurston | August 21, 2014 12:28 PM

Score another win for the BV trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:31 PM

THESE people, Hipster outsiders, should NEVER HAVE BEEN involved in BLACK METAL.
EVER, EVER.

#SAVEBLACKMETAL
#ITSNOTFOREVERYONE

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:31 PM

#SVGH

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:37 PM

Just wait until Fabio Mortis gets wind of this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:03 PM

Cheating on your wife and the mother of your child is a choice made by pussies of the lowest order.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:15 PM

How can Black Metal Fans actually Hate more then they already do, perhaps they will start liking Thurston, he might of created a whole new fan base?

Posted by TVeil | August 21, 2014 1:16 PM

^lol. super pussy fan base

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:21 PM

dude when thurston moore feels secure enough to straight out call you a pussy publicly you can pretty much carve that shit into stone.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:33 PM

Burzum's Aske is a lo-fi classic, completely devioid of whatever was "cool" or "popular" on the metal over or underground in 1991-2. Before that lo-fi was the domain of sensitive eccentric songwriters like Lou Barlow & Daniel Johnston or industrial-punk 80's noisemongers like Pussy Galore which Sonic Youth were a part of early on. Metal aesthetic generally is hi-fi and tech whether Van Halen's 5150, Extreme's debut, Slayer's Rick Rubin years, or even down to the records that were coming out on a metal indie label like Metal Blade or a thrash label like Combat. Burzum took a defiant stance politically & aesthetically for the next generation. Aske took the sound to the sewer between the church burnings and murder "publicisty stunts" detailed in the book Lords of Chaos. The root of all division was Venom. The hardcore/Black Flag scene that Thurston was a part of loved Venom, mostly for it's tongue-in-cheek take on metal versus Mercyful Fate or more serious New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands from the dawn of the 80's. The Nord's were angered by this tongue-in-cheek approach to Lord Satan (and to a positive worldview allowing for humor in general). And thus, a bad seed was spawned. Unfortunately, this new way led to a long prison sentence for Varg, and modern day practitioners of this "artform" are, as Thurston says, "pussies" because they are every bit the showmen that Alice Cooper was. Otherwise they'd have to hole up at some white pride camp in Oregon or do a long long bid to execute their politics.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:37 PM

^lol tl:dr

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:40 PM

don't know anything about moore, but finally someone with some degree of 'cred' says it. ...and i like metal.

the only people playing black metal in the USA are hipster bitches who watched 'a headbanger's journey' too many times.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:41 PM

P U S S Y F I G H T !

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:42 PM

^Yeah can't wait for Fabio Mortis' take

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:48 PM

omh, lol. Buckeye is still pretending to like this clown shit? #hesjustinitforthedick

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 2:03 PM

read the quote. he means "pussy" as a compliment.

god, metal people have the thinnest skins. Thurston Moore is clearly praising metal for its extreme pussy bliss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 2:11 PM

^mah nigga thurston awl bout dat pussy bruh

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 2:23 PM

"black metal"

think about it for a minute

LVLZ

http://www.area755.com/images/1298.jpg

bwhahahah

http://www.effin.se/blogg/wp-content/2009/04/fat-metal-freak.jpg


o yeah....


S T I L L W A I T I N G

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 2:51 PM

Well, Thurston is a pussy expert having gotten so much on the side and all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 3:01 PM

i saw sonic youth in 1985. now i live in my parent's basement.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 3:02 PM

^ Is it finished? Or do you have dirt walls?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 3:22 PM

10:30 nailed it. Everyone else who is taking this verbatim clearly has not spent much time reading interviews or seeing TM live over the past three plus decades.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 3:33 PM

10:30=3:33: These indie losers always try to pass this off as some sort of "ironic" humor or some other stupid shit. Even if he wasn't serious, he still comes off as a pretentious douchenozzle. Much like scarves do.

Oh, and I can't stand Coheed. Nice try assuming what one band you think I somehow like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 3:51 PM

^ #pray4buckeye

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 4:00 PM

This guy's having a major mid life crisis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 4:06 PM

Thurston's still cool. People fuck up. Give it a rest.

Black Metal is pretty lame. I'm sure the clerk at Heaven St. Records has been tearfully commenting here all day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 4:38 PM

Oh, is this Upworthy, now? "This washed up alt rocker said something mildly provocative to move a few units, and you won't believe what happened next!" Clickbait of the lowest order.

Posted by clickbait detector | August 21, 2014 5:01 PM

There's got to be a better music blog. BV is straight click-bait now, but it still has more interesting content than most blogs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 5:26 PM

Thurston Moore should try the glory hole at Saint Vitus. There is a lot of black and a lot of metal overthere. Not much pussy tho. (gender-wise that is, because the owners with their gay beards are probably pussies who like to be whipped and fistfvck each other while listening to Pantera)

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 5:58 PM

This is not new information. It is widely known the v in kvlt is for vagina.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 6:53 PM

Super va jay jay

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 7:51 PM

1:15 wins.

Surprised anyone listens to anything Thurston has to say anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 8:44 PM

^cry hard bitch nerd lmao

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 9:28 PM

9:28 kisses his dolls "Goodnight!" before bed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:05 PM

2:51 jerks off to back issues of Genesis magazine.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:07 PM

Come on, Thurston...you've been playing that guitar the same shit way for over 3 decades. YAWN. Noise guitarists are so fucking BORING.

Posted by Bad to the Bone | August 22, 2014 11:24 AM

Fucking shit!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there none more trend than Sonic Youth and their fans??? No quality to this band besides the skeleton bass player woman. Send these posers back to their nice jazz concerts and FUCK OFF!!!!

Posted by Fabio Mortis | August 22, 2014 12:09 PM

Thurston Moore is an inferior guitarist of the highest order.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 4:12 PM

11:24 AM and formula of any other genre isn't boring? Give me experimental noise guitar any day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 4:17 PM

The butthurt on this thread is so negative it's blissful! Love your work TM. :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 4:27 PM

twilight + xasthur ran a train on kim & guess what they're all wiggers

Posted by chris | August 24, 2014 11:23 PM

OMG he's talking shit 'bout our beloved BM! LET's GET HIM GUYS!" (This is why you're pussies...)

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 2:35 PM

^ 2 much CH4

;___;

^ all 4 U, BS

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2014 2:41 PM

Black Metal is pussies?

That's why we call yours over there artificial plastic people who cannot tell a difference between TV ads and philosophy...

Posted by Robert | August 30, 2014 6:07 PM

wow has this guy ever looked at himself? he looks like every fag in new york what a fucking pussy and sonic youth is supposed to be macho or something? wow just die you awkward coward

Posted by thurstonmooreisafaggot | September 11, 2014 2:20 AM

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