THURSTON MOORE – ” By The Fire “

Posted: June 20, 2020 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Thurston Moore continues to put out previously-unreleased songs from his vault during quarantine.These previously unreleased songs appear on his Bandcamp page, and he also recently put out a new instrumental and now he announced a proper new album, “By the Fire” its first single, “Hashish” .He made the album with his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums, My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe on bass and backing vocals, and James Sedwards on guitar (all of whom are also in the Thurston Moore Group), and it also features contributions from Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker of Negativland) on electronics and Jem Doulton on drums. Thurston calls “Hasish” an ode to the narcotic of love in our shared responsibility to each other during isolation,” and it’s a relaxed yet hypnotic song that sounds like classic Thurston Moore, and is a very promising first taste of this LP.

Thurston also said:
“By The Fire” is music in flames. 2020 is our time for radical change and collective awareness and Thurston Moore has written nine songs of enlightenment, released to a world on fire. Taking a cue from Albert Ayler’s “music is the healing force of the universe”, this recording offers songs as flames of rainbow energy, where the power of love becomes our call.

These are love songs in a time where creativity is our dignity, our demonstration against the forces of oppression. By The Fire is a gathering, a party of peace — songs in the heat of the moment.

Strawberry Moon (for three guitars)
Recorded At Daydream Library 3rd June 2020 London


a celebration of the strawberry ( full ) moon vibrations – free energy for change.
released June 3rd, 2020

This next one’s a lovely acoustic instrumental called “The Lords and the Ladies” that Thurston debuted on his 2013 UK tour with legendary folk singer Michael Chapman and recorded in London in 2015.


A midweek offering to greet the summer – this song was written a year or so prior to its recording and was played on the acoustic duo tour I shared with maestro Michael Chapman throughout England. released May 20th, 2020
written and performed by Thurston Moore for eva.


A soundtrack for our usa sisters + brothers to register as voters today, if you still need to – we can change the world – free all political prisoners – insurrection for common decency – rock n roll consciousness – more to come. “By the Fire” comes out September 25th.Thurston’s Daydream Library Series label

released May 1st, 2020
thurston moore group
bass – Deb Googe
drums – Steve Shelley
guitar – James Sedwards
guitar + vocal – Thurston Moore
recorded by paul epworth at the church London
foto / true love – radieaux radio – in the wilds of oz

Thurston Moore born 25th July 1958 Coral Gables Florida , teenage years spent in Bethel Connecticut then moved to NYC 1977, joins The Coachmen plays CBGB’s, Max’s and downtown art-rock dwellings, Joins Sonic Youth 1980-2014, then Chelsea Light Moving, immigrates to great smoke London, foreva love, solo group action, further free scenes, ecstatic peace library, daydream library, animal liberation

Sonic Youth have also been in the process of putting archival material on Bandcamp (their latest, Perspectives Musicales – Live At Cat’s Cradle 2000, came out on Friday timed with Bandcamp’s as has Lee Ranaldo.

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