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Thurston Moore announces new instrumental album ‘Screen Time’

Thurston Moore has announced details of his forthcoming album ‘Screen Time’ and shared two new tracks from the album. Listen to ‘The Station’ and ‘The Walk’ below. ‘Screen Time’ is an album of 10 atmospheric instrumental tracks that Moore recorded during the summer of 2020. It was originally released in February last year as a Bandcamp Friday exclusive, but the album is now getting a proper release on February 25 via Southern Lord.
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Thurston Moore announces Screen Time, a concept album of guitar instrumentals recorded during the 2020 lockdown

Thurston Moore has announced the full release of his collection of 2020 guitar instrumentals, Screen Time, will arrive on February 25, via Southern Lord. Written and recorded amid the 2020 lockdown, the pieces were intended to consider our relationship with digital devices against the backdrop of the isolation and inequality laid bare during the pandemic. In particular, the collection reportedly questions the benefits and limitations of screens on younger generations.

Thurston Moore reissuing ‘Screen Time’ via Southern Lord

Thurston Moore released instrumental album Screen Time last year as a Bandcamp Friday exclusive, and now it's getting a proper release on February 25 via Southern Lord (grab it on vinyl). Thurston recorded the album during the tumultuous summer of 2020. This is from the label's press materials:. How much...

Afternoon Bites: Elizabeth McCracken’s Collection, Lorraine Hansberry Revisited, Thurston Moore Returns, and More

The Southern Review of Books delved into Elizabeth McCracken’s latest collection. Catapult assembled a list of submission opportunities for writers. Bookforum published an excerpt from Charles J. Shields’s biography of Lorraine Hansberry. At Assignment Maagzine, new fiction by Da’Shawn Mosley. Public Books revisited the film Mississippi Masala.

Thurston Moore on “By the Fire”

To record his latest solo album, By the Fire, Thurston Moore, co-founder of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band, Sonic Youth, compiled three different sessions from stints he spent in the studio in 2019 (two in London and one in Paris). Each, Moore says, had a “different nature” to them. The idea for the new record was to create an album similar, in a way, to The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., which itself was comprised of different sessions. By the Fire feels as much like a sonic tornado as it does a contemplative spell made up of tracks ranging in length from four to nearly 17 minutes.

Song of the Day: Konstrukt and Thurston Moore, “Sis”

Turkish freeform group Konstrukt have collaborated with some of the world’s greatest improvisers today and have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in creative music. Turkish Belly, released earlier this year, documents their explosive live encounter with indie rock icon and Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore. Recorded in Instanbul on February 2020, Turkish Belly features hard-driving grooves and distorted walls of sound constructed from a wide range of influences, including a fair share of Turkish folk music, as heard on the LP’s second track “Sis.” Order Turkish Belly here.

Stream The New Velvet Underground And Nico Tribute Feat. Michael Stipe, St. Vincent, Thurston Moore, & More

Before legendary Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner passed away last year, he was working on at least two different all-star tribute albums. The first, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex, was released last year. And today, we’re getting a full-length tribute album to the Velvet Underground’s 1967 classic The Velvet Underground & Nico that Willner organized. It’s called, fittingly, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico.

Thurston Moore played Le Poisson Rouge (pics)

Thurston Moore's September tour kicked off in NYC on Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge. Backed by his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums, and Modern Lovers' original bassist Ernie Brooks, Thurston took the stage and told the crowd it would be a night of "contemporary love songs," including tracks from Psychic Hearts, By the Fire, and more. The encore differed a bit from the printed setlist, as for the last song of the main set, he broke a few guitar strings due to using a drumstick on it.

Thurston Moore Announces Memoir Sonic Life

Kim Gordon released her memoir Girl In A Band in 2015. Now her ex-husband and Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore is working on an autobiography of his own. As The Book Seller reports, Moore’s memoir Sonic Life will see release in 2023 through Faber in the UK and Doubleday in the US.

Thurston Moore to Release Memoir Sonic Life

Thurston Moore announced that he is will be releasing a memoir that is due out in 2023 via Doubleday. Titled Sonic Life, the book will explore the “wild music and endless wonder” of the rockers’ career and personal life according to The Bookseller. It has been rumored that he will cover detailed matters such as the affair that ended his marriage with his Sonic Youth co-founder and wife, Kim Gordon, subsequently ending the band.

Memoir of Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore delayed

Fans waiting for Thurston Moore’s upcoming memoir will have to be patient. The Sonic Youth guitarist’s book, “Sonic Life,” is now slated to be released in 2023, according to its publisher, Faber. Moore had originally said the book would be out this year when he was interviewed by New Musical Express last year. He also noted that it wouldn’t be a typical memoir.