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Thurston Moore preps collab LPs with members of This Heat & Konstrukt ++ Desert Daze pics

Thurston Moore stays busy, having released a couple albums already this year, including Rock n Roll Consciousness, which he has been touring behind. He played the Saturday of the 2017 Desert Daze Festival in Joshua Tree, CA earlier this month and you can check out photos from his set in the gallery above.

There’s still more to come in 2017 from Thurston’s world, too. He just announced a new collaborative record with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, titled Improvisations, which will be out December 8 via Care in the Community (preorder). It’s a vinyl-only release, and limited to 500 copies. As the title suggests, Improvisations consists of seven untitled tracks of guitar-and-drum tinkering, all of which were recorded in a single session at London’s Lynchmob Studio back in February. Thurston and Hayward have also shared a 12-minute video clip taken from the session, which sounds reminiscent of Thurston’s involvement in Sonic Youth’s SYR album series, as well as many of his other experimental side-projects in the past. Watch the clip below.

Thurston also has another collaborative record on the way, this one with Umut Caglar, a member of the Turkish experimental outfit Konstrukt. The record, titled Dunia, was made in Istanbul, Turkey on a trip where Moore and Konstrukt played a show together and, as you might expect, features heavily spacious and abstract guitar improvisation. The album’s out Friday (10/27), and you can stream two tracks from it below.

Meanwhile, fellow ex-Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has shared the video for his Electric Trim highlight “Uncle Skeleton.” Consistent with the theme of the song’s title and lyrics, the video is pretty bizarre, and features various skeleton-related imagery. You can watch the video below.

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