Posted in music | tour dates on August 20, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Phil Sharp

We recently mentioned that Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore formed a new band with SY drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe, and James Sedwards, and will be releasing an album with them, The Best Day, via Matador. Though SY's site originally said the album would be out September 23, it's actually coming October 21 and can be pre-ordered now. The title track was just released, and it's one of Thurston's more traditionally indie rock-sounding songs, though with a blues riff and a classic rock guitar solo thrown in. Check it out below. The band also recently made their live debut at a secret show in London. Watch a video of them playing "Detonation" at that show, below.

The Thurston Moore Band have also added more tour dates to their schedule, including two in NYC: Saint Vitus on October 21 and Rough Trade on October 26. Tickets for the Vitus show and tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (8/22) at noon. Sebadoh support on many dates, but no openers announced for the NYC shows yet. The tour also includes Riot Fest Chicago and a Riot Fest aftershow with Mudhoney.

All dates are listed, with the video, new song stream, LP artwork & tracklist, below...


Thurston Moore - "The Best Day"

Thurston Moore Band - "Detonation" live in London


1. Speak To The Wild
2. Forevermore
3. Tape
4. The Best Day
5. Detonation
6. Vocabularies
7. Grace Lake
8. Germs Burn


Thurston Moore Band -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/21-- Portugal -- Parades De Coura Festival
8/23 -- Pully-Laussane, Switzerland -- For Noise Festival
8/24 -- Paris, France -- Rock en Seine
8/29 -- Birmingham, UK -- Moseley Folk Festival (12 string performance)
9/4 -- Raleigh, NC -- Hopscotch Music Festival
9/7 -- Toronto, ON -- Riot Fest
9/14 -- Chicago, IL -- Riot Fest
9/14 -- Chicago, IL -- Riot Fest after show @ Double Door w/ Mudhoney
10/2 -- Portland, OR -- Doug Fir
10/3 -- Vancouver, BC -- Biltmore Cabaret
10/4 -- Seattle, WA -- Neumo's
10/7 -- San Francisco, CA -- Great American Music Hall
10/8 -- Santa Cruz, CA -- The Catalyst Atrium
10/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA -- Soho Restaurant & Music Club
10/10 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Echoplex
10/11 -- Santa, Ana, CA -- Constellation Room
10/21 -- Brooklyn, NY -- St. Vitus
10/22 -- Cambridge, MA -- The Sinclair
10/23 -- Hamden, CT -- The Ballroom at The Outer Space
10/24 -- Pawtucket, RI -- The Met
10/25 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Boot & Saddle
10/26 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Rough Trade NYC

**Sebadoh Support from October 3 through October 11**



Comments (14)

This dude's beginning to get on my nerves.

Get Sonic Youth to reform, or go retire and learn how to surf in Santa Monica.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 10:46 AM

over it

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 10:52 AM

While we welcome T-Bone to surf in our waters we in no way endorse him not rocking in anyway he sees fit. Surfs up, dude.

Posted by surf digest(!) | August 20, 2014 10:54 AM

1046am. It's not up to Thurston. It's up to Kim....

ps Thurston has played with Steve and Lee after SY hiatus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 11:07 AM

Good song

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 11:25 AM

I used to fuck guys like this in prison.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 11:29 AM

Typo in title: "Thurston Moored"

At first I thought this was a new band with another name like "Joanna Gruesome"

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 12:03 PM

I'm down for the St. Vitus show and a little glory hole action on the side

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 1:36 PM

11:07, are you really blaming Kim for not wanting to play with her cheating piece of shit ex-husband?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 1:49 PM

this shit sounds soooo borrringggggg.

he should release the iphone vid kim found of eva prinz masturbating for him.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 4:00 PM

is that thurston as a woman with the dog on the album cover? wtf???

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 4:05 PM

y'all going to pay $150-200 for the reunion tour cause that's what this is coming to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 1:52 PM

y'alls a bunch of snarky dixxx. Thurston's still got the goods.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 4:24 PM

Why are some Americans are such haters (yes you anon...) You wouldn't recognise real talent or good music if you fell over it because your charts are saturated with garbage. Your tabloid, consumer, celebrity obsessed culture is more focused on trends and the personal lives of artists than the actual music. Artists are allowed to divorce and most relationships don't last 30 yrs so get over it already. You narrow minded hating scum make me sick, but please treat yourself to some real music sometime. Might just alleviate some of your negativity. Thurston is only one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. Respect your artists and be grateful for real talent in a cultural wasteland.

Posted by S.Dust | August 22, 2014 3:50 AM

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