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Thurston Moore announces new album and tour dates, listen to “The Best Day”

on August 20, 2014, 10:43am

Former Sonic Youth leader Thurston Moore has announced the release of his first new solo album in four years. Entitled The Best Day, the follow-up to 2011’s Demolished Thoughts will arrive on October 21st via Matador Records.

Moore record the album with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, and UK musician James Sedwards. Aptly dubbed The Thurston Moore Band, those three musicians will also accompany him on the road for dates in both Europe and America.

According to a press release, The Best Day “radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.” That’s certainly holds true based on our first two listens of the LP. While “Detonation” was a wall of wailing guitars, the album’s title track is a melodic alt rocker. Listen below.

The Best Day Tracklist:
01. Speak To The Wild
02. Forevermore
03. Tape
04. The Best Day
05. Detonation
06. Vocabularies
07. Grace Lake
08. Germs Burn

thurston moore best day

Moore has also expanded his upcoming tour, adding a leg of East Coast shows for October. See the updated itinerary below.

Thurston Moore 2014 Tour Dates:
08/21 – Paredes De Coura, PT @ Paredes De Coura Festival
08/23 – Lausanne, CH @ For Noise Festival
08/24 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/29 – Mirminham, UK @ Moseley Folk Fest
09/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07 – Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
09/12 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door #
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Book Festival
10/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
10/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
10/08 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
10/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
10/22 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/23 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
10/24 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC

# = w/ Mudoney
* = w/ Sebadoh

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