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Check Out The First Track From Thurston Moore's New Solo Album

Check Out The First Track From Thurston Moore's New Solo Album

Wednesday 23rd March, 2011 12:10PM

A few weeks back it was announced that Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore was releasing a solo album produced by Beck. At the time there was nothing to listen to but now the first single has been premiered via NPR to coincide with the album's release. Titled "Benediction" the entirely acoustic track is Sonic Youth meets Bill Callahan and some how a little Bowie.

Click here to listen to Thurston Moore's "Benediction" over at NPR.

The album Demolished Thoughts is out here in NZ from today.

Press release about the album...

On Tuesday May 24 (May 23 in New Zealand)*, Matador will be releasing ‘Demolished Thoughts’, the 4th solo album from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore (5th if you count 1998?s ‘Root’) and the first to be produced by Beck Hansen. Recorded in Los Angeles and Northampton, MA this past autumn & winter, with a title culled from The Faith’s “It’s Time”, ‘Demolished Thoughts’ is 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. No disrespect to 1995?s ‘Psychic Hearts’ or 2007?s ‘Trees Outside The Academy’ is intended on our part when we promise ‘Demolished Thoughts’ burnishes Thurston’s rep as a classic songwriter in ways we never anticipated when this album was first being talked about last year.

In addition to Moore’s guitars and vocals, other players include violinist Samara Lubelski (she of prior Moore recordings and touring, her own solo works, Metal Mountains, Hall Of Fame, Tower Recordings, Metabolismus, etc.), harpist Mary Lattimore (also heard on Kurt Vile’s latest), bassist Bram Inscore, drummer Joey Waronker and Beck.

Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts out on Matador / Rhythmethod May 23rd!

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