Published Aug 20, 2014After giving us his Sun Gift Earth cassette earlier this month, legendary indie rock experimenter Thurston Moore has announced plans for a new solo album.
As previously hinted at, the album is called The Best Day and sees Moore working alongside former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and London-based musician James Sedwards.
According to a press release, "the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads." Matador Records will issue The Best Day on October 21. The album can be pre-ordered here.
Moore will also bring his band on a hefty tour, the dates of which are available below. Scroll down and you'll also be treated to a stream of the album's title track.
The Best Day:
1. Speak To The Wild
4. The Best Day
7. Grace Lake
8. Germs Burn
08/21 Portugal - Parades De Coura Festival
08/23 Pully-Laussane, Switzerland - For Noise Festival
08/24 Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08/29 Birmingham, UK - Moseley Folk Festival (12 string performance)
09/04 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07 Toronto, ON - Riot Fest
09/14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09/14 Chicago, IL - Double Door w/ Mudhoney
10/02 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
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 *
10/09 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
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 *
* with Sebadoh