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Thurston Moore details ‘The Best Day’ LP, shares title track, expands tour (dates & stream)

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**

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