8 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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”).

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EDITORS’ NOTES

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”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

E Buzz ,

HFS, that is awesome

I've been hot and cold, mostly cold, on Thurston Moore over the years. This totally blew me away. Great riff and feel, so solid. Can't wait for the rest. He really has something here.

spros ,

TM's Best Solo Album By Far

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

bailyzr ,

bless

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.

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