With Sonic Youth still on vacation, Thurston Moore has formed a new band comprised of Northhampton, Mass cronies to play what he calls "Burroughs rock." Lucky for us, our first taste of this exciting new genre sounds quite a lot like vintage Sonic Youth (sort of Sister's "Stereo Sanctity" meets Daydream Nation's "Hey Joni") – a loose, breakneck gallop, waves of two-guitar noise-terror and a fired-up Moore singing a tribute in the form of a playful punk-rock taunt. After the refined, largely acoustic craftsmanship of his 2011 solo album, it’s nice to hear him inducing some migraines again.
Listen to "Burroughs":
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