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Thurston Moore forms band w/ Steve Shelley & MBV’s Deb Googe, releasing an LP, touring, reading at BK Book Fest

Thurston Moore at Ornette Coleman tribute in June (more by Greg Cristman)

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…

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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