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Thurston Moore Announces Solo LP, ‘Demolished Thoughts’

Album Due Out May 24

Mar 11, 2011 Bookmark and Share

Sonic Youth frontman and all-around noise rock god Thurston Moore announced today via Matador Records’ Matablog the release of his upcoming solo album, Demolished Thoughts, on May 24 in the U.S. and May 23 in the U.K. According to Matablog, the album began recording last autumn and followed through the winter in Los Angeles and Northampton, MA, where Moore resides with wife and Sonic Youth bassist/vocalist Kim Gordon. Violinist Samara Lubelski (Metal Mountains, Hall Of Fame, Tower Recordings, Metabolismus, and her own solo work), harpist Mary Lattimore (heard on Kurt Vile’s latest record), bassist Bram Inscore, drummer Joey Waronker and Beck all contributed on Demolished Thoughts, with Beck also producing. Matablog writes that audiophiles can expect “an equally beautiful and brooding work; while there’s more than a few tonal similarities to some of your favorite Moore compositions from years past, the execution this time around is nothing short of staggering.”

When it comes to writing and producing albums, Moore is in the running with Jack White as the hardest-working man in (non-mainstream) rock. Although Moore’s last solo album, Trees Outside the Academy, was released in 2007, he has put out albums with Sonic Youth (2009’s well-received The Eternal and 2011’s SYR 9 Simone Werner A Disparu, a soundtrack for a French film), the cassette-only label Destructive Industries (2008’s Blindfold), and collaborated with a number of various artists on full-lengths, singles, and film compositions. Since trying to predict what a future Thurston Moore album, which can range anywhere from post-rock to soft acoustic to ear-splitting drone, might sound like is akin to predicting traffic patterns in Los Angeles—for those who aren’t Angelenos, re: impossible—we’ll take Matablog’s word for it and expect nothing short of “beautiful,” “brooding,” and “staggering.”

Now can spring hurry up and come already?

(via Matador)



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