Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving on LP + 7" Vinyl
New Band from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore!
Chelsea Light Moving is the new band from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, recently named the #1 Guitarist Of All Time by Spin. Featuring the backing talents of Keith Wood on guitar, Samara Lubelski on bass and John Moloney on drums; the same band from Thurston’s last solo album Demolished Thoughts, but this time it hits hard with rock n roll noise. The man himself describes the tracks as “chug & shred burners,” and they hit the usual mindblowing variety of rock-historical reference points and the primal clatter Thurston’s pioneered for over two decades.
The original Chelsea Light Moving Company actually moved people’s stuff, and was run by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. “Groovy & Linda” has the same name as a Folkways coffee shop folk jam but in fact is a rocker that name checks Ed Sanders’s bookstore owning friend James Leroy Hutchinson. “Frank O’Hara Hit” gets its title from the great gay NYC poet but manages to point toward crucial rock events such as Bob Dylan’s electric set with the Butterfield Blues Band in 1965, his motorcycle accident in 1966, and the birth of Mick Jagger in 1943.
“Like Sonic Youth, the group is dark and loud and noisy and blunt. Unlike that dormant rock juggernaut, Chelsea Light Moving is here and now, hungry and alive.” – The Village Voice
Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving Track Listing:
1. Sleeping Where I Fall
4. Groovy & Linda
6. Empires of Time
7. Frank O'Hara Hit
2. Communist Eyes