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Thurston Moore Forms Supergroup with Steve Shelley, James Sedwards & My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe

Thurston Moore has formed a new band with former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist James Sedwards & My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe.

the new band is called The Thurston Moore Band.

Moore will release a new solo album, The Best Day, later this year on Matador Records

This is Moore’s most recent solo release, “Detonation”:

[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.

Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.

Of just buy the damn thing:

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Thurston Moore Talks About Art-Rock, New York & Sonic Youth

Photo via Vulture.

Cool interview with Thurston Moore over at Vulture magazine.

Jennifer Vineyard interviewed Moore. Here’s an excerpt:

I was born in 1958, and the Velvet Underground disbanded in the early ’70s, so I was aware of the Velvet Underground as a young kid. I remember finding the banana LP at Sears, because you’d buy rec­ords in places like department stores. It wasn’t until later I found a record store in New Haven, Connecticut, called Cutler’s, where we’d find records that were more obscure. You would see them written about every once in a while, either in Rolling Stone or CREEM or the magazines of the time, like Circus, Hit Parader, and Rock Scene. Rock Scene was the most important one because it was primarily events that were happening in New York City. They would have all the heavyweights in there, like Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, but they were also covering what was going on in the margins. That was really exciting, wondering what was going on in these little clubs in New York City, because the people just looked fabulous, and the music sounded more intriguing than what was going on at the time with youth culture, which was sort of a fallout from hippie and post-Vietnam kind of vibe. At that time, the hip thing was going back to the country, escaping the city and smoking pot with Joni Mitchell and David Crosby on the porch with the dogs. And there was all this music from Europe and England that had more pomp to it, like prog rock—Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. So to me, seeing images of Patti Smith standing on the subway platform—all of a sudden it was like this new idea that it was kind of cool to be urban. And that was like our new definition of identity. I wanted to investigate that. The reality of it was the city was destitute, and it became this kind of postapocalyptic landscape for artists, and there’s something very enchanting in that. I ran to it. I wanted to see Patti Smith.

Connecticut was a great place to be, because the bands would come to you. But I was very curious about going to New York City, to Max’s Kansas City. So as soon as I could figure it out, I drove to New York City and sought out Max’s Kansas City. I knew it was on Park Avenue—which is a very long avenue, by the way! So I drove along Park Avenue, and I yelled out the window, “Where’s Max’s?” [Laughs.] I eventually found it at the very bottom of the avenue, right near Union Square.

Read the rest here.

Thurston Moore, “Detonation”:

Video: Thurston Moore Guests with The Horrors on ‘I Can See You’; Announces ‘New Band’

Photo via Pitchfork by Nic Serpell-Rand.

On February 6, 2014 Thurston Moore joined The Horrors onstage at The Forum in Kentish Town, London for a performance of “I Can See You.”

Thurston also said his “new band basically consists of myself and another guitar player, James Sedwards.”

Thurston and Sedwards have been working together since last year, and previously performed together in London and Paris.

James Sedwards and Thurston Moore performing in London last October.

The Horrors and Thurston Moore, “I Can See You”:

And here’s Thurston performing “Detonation” with James Sedwards:

And here Thurston gets “Living Legend” award” from The Fly magazine, and then Thurston talks about the early days at C.B.G.B.’s and more:

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Listen: Thurston Moore Sets Off ‘Detonation’ for Blank Editions’ Solo Series

Photo via Thurston Moore’s Facebook page.

On February 7 a new Thurston Moore 7-inch record will be released with “Detonation” and “Germs Burn.”

The single is for the Blank Editions’ Solo Series.

Check out “Detonation” below:

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