Thurston Moore Details New Solo LP 'The Best Day' - Rolling Stone
Home Music Music News

Thurston Moore Details ‘Thrashing, Blissful’ New Solo LP ‘The Best Day’

Former Sonic Youth frontman also shares album’s distorted, psychedelic title tune

Thurston Moore performs in London.

Thurston Moore performs at Field Day Festival, London, on June 7th, 2014.

Andy Sheppard/Redferns/Getty Images

Thurston Moore has shared the release date and tracklist of The Best Day, his first solo album since 2010’s Demolished ThoughtsThe Best Day – which finds the frontman backed by guitarist James Sedwards (Nought), Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) – will be out October 21st on Matador Records.

In a statement, Moore described the album as being balanced between his “signature thrashing electric guitars” and “blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.” The singer-guitarist-songwriter’s most recent project was a collaborative 2013 album, Chelsea Light Moving, which followed his 2011 separation from wife/Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth’s subsequent indefinite hiatus.

Moore also shared the first taste of the LP with “The Best Day,” a hard-hitting tune built on a distorted blues-rock riff, a psychedelic guitar solo and the frontman’s distinctive vocals.

The Thurston Moore Band will kick off a two-month live jaunt on August 21st with a gig at the Parades De Coura Festival in Porgual. After a string of additional festival dates, the band will play a run of shows in October, culminating with a Brooklyn performance on the 26th. Full tour dates can be found at Moore’s official website. The album is available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon.

The Best Day track list:
1. “Speak To The Wild”
2. “Forevermore”
3. “Tape”
4. “The Best Day”
5. “Detonation”
6. “Vocabularies”
7. “Grace Lake”
8. “Germs Burn”


Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.