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With Sonic Youth on indefinite hiatus and Thurston Moore’s marriage to Kim Gordon dissolved, Moore now fulfills his musical obsessions in a new band with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitar virtuoso James Sedwards performing as a well-oiled collective. The songs are conventional by Moore’s standards, capable of being sung and hummed like Goo or Dirty-era SY. However, the path to accessibility still requires unorthodox guitar tunings and complex droning (“Vocabularies,” “Grace Lake”), and Moore’s punk roots are in clear evidence throughout (“Detonation”).

Customer Reviews

what you'd expect

he still rocks

TM's Best Solo Album By Far

Like the best of Sonic Youth without someone's annoying voice - love it.


I saw The Thurston Moore Band a few days ago in Hamden Connecticut and it totally blew me away!! Deb Googe of my Bloody Valentine on bass.... Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on drums... and they are all chillers. thurston's mother is pictured on the album cover. I still have those jams stuck in my head I had to go home and download it.


Born: July 25, 1958 in Coral Gables, FL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although a key member of the critically acclaimed art/punk rock band Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore has also been involved in numerous side projects, including the Dim Stars with Richard Hell and Even Worse. His first solo album, Psychic Hearts (recorded during and immediately after his wife and Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon's pregnancy in 1994), with ex-Half Japanese guitarist Tim Foljahn and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, had an appropriately offhand feel but was far from sloppy. Along with carrying...
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