Thurston Moore shares “Cantaloupe” from new solo LP; Sonic Youth upload ‘Live in Bremen 1991′ to Bandcamp archive
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has shared "Cantaloupe" from his forthcoming solo album By the Fire. "'Cantaloupe' is a song about the dance of romance and surrealism, where the hallucinations of wild dreams come true," says Thurston. It is pretty groovy, and you can stream it below. By the Fire is out September 25 via Thurston's Daydream Library Series label.
Today is the final Bandcamp Friday fundraiser where the digital music store is waiving its share of the profits and giving it to the artists. Sonic Youth, who have an ever-growing Bandcamp archive of rare release, uploaded Live In Bremen 1991 today. Here's drummer Steve Shelley with more about it:
Live in Bremen was recorded at the Aladin Music Hall on August 27 1991, just halfway through the 12 day European tour that would later become immortalized in The Year Punk Broke documentary directed by our friend Dave Markey. In Bremen we returned to the familiar - a smaller-sized indoor venue - after playing to gargantuan, surreal-sized audiences at the Reading Festival and Pukkelpop. The Aladin had opened in 1977 and had hosted bands such as Golden Earring, Foghat and Blue Öyster Cult, but on this night Sonic Youth, Gumball and special guests Nirvana were on the bill. Two different bootleg SY records were released from this concert; The Mira Tapes, sourced from an audience recording and Live In Bremen, a semi-official bootleg picture disc with a Yoo-Hoo (a NJ-local chocolate beverage drink) bottle cap - supplied by the band - as the cover star. This concert was also the source for some of the audio used for The Year Punk Broke film score and it's subsequent short (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale. Now for the first time, and from our own audio source, the entire Sonic Youth in Bremen set (minus encore) is presented here (complete w/a tape-flip during I Love Her All The Time).
Listen to Live in Bremen below.
If you need more Sonic Youth, the band have some merch for the 30th anniversary of Goo, including t-shirts with the album art translated into different languages, facemasks, vintage tour posters and more.