Thurston Moore The Best Day on 2LP + Download Coupon
The Best Day, Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2011’s Demolished Thoughts, radiates with both his signature dynamism of dense thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Recorded with Thurston’s current band line-up of James Sedwards (guitars), Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine, bass) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, drums), there are also a some tracks that feature all instrumentation by Thurston.
The Best Day is a record defined by positivity and radical love. The songs range from opener “Speak to the Wild,” a Crazy Horse-like paean to anti-authority and activism, to “Vocabularies,” a paean to a new realization of language which includes all people.
Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. He is the founder and ringleader of Sonic Youth, the band that turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n’ roll - from its inspiration on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth’s own Daydream Nation album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006.
Thurston Moore The Best Day Track Listing:
1. Speak To The Wild
4. The Best Day
6. Grace Lake
7. Germs Burn