Thurston Moore


The Best Day, Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’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, UK), Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine, bass, UK) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, drums, USA), 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, including transgender.

Thurston Moore commences touring Summer 2014 with his album line-up of James Sedwards, Deb Googe and Steve Shelley in USA, UK, Europe, and Asia.

Thurston 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 records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing annually at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974.

News From The Matablog

Thurston Moore Band : Other Music Signing Thursday, More Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the Thurston Moore Band's relentless global schedule in support of 'The Best Day', and in addition, they'll be signing records and other items (NOTHING PERISHABLE, PLEASE) at NYC's Other Music, tomorrow, Thursday August 6 at 7pm.

Wednesday, August, 5th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Thursday, August, 6th - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Friday, August, 7th - Black Cat, Washington DC *
Thursday, September, 10th - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN^
Friday, September, 11th - High Noon Saloon, Madison WI#^
Saturday, September, 12th - Riot Fest & Carnival, Chicago IL
Sunday, September, 13th - Loving Touch, Ferndale MI^
Tuesday, September, 15th - Grog Shop, Cleveland OH^
Wednesday, September, 16th - Club Café, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September, 17th - Monty Hall, Jersey City NJ^
Saturday, September, 19th - Riot Fest & Expo, Toronto ONT

* w/ Chain And The Gang
# w/ Mikal Cronin

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This weekend we have Belle and Sebastian, Interpol, The Thurston Moore Band and The New Pornographers performing at Primavera Sound in Portugal.

Two of these performances, Belle and Sebastian and The New Pornographers, will be live streamed here.


Friday June 5th
Belle & Sebastian

Saturday June 6th
The New Pornographers


Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.  

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:


The New Pornographers: 19.30 - 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 - 22.30 Channel 2


Fucked Up: 19.30 - 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 - 23.34 Channel 1

The Thurston MoOre Baand Expands Spring/Summer Worldwide Tour

Yesterday the Thurston MoOre Baand announced a string of North American tour dates, including several with support from Chain and the Gang. Those new dates are below in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 1st at noon local time. Be sure to also take a look at the other previously announced dates from the band that will bring them to many corners of the globe.

Thursday, April, 30 - Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) Paris, FR
Saturday, May, 2 - Live at Leeds, Leeds UK
Sunday, May, 3 -  Live at Glasgow, Glasgow UK
Thursday, May, 14 - The Great Escape (Concorde 2), Brighton UK
Friday, May, 15 - Oslo, London UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 16 - Oslo, London UK  SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 - Phoenix, Exeter UK
Tuesday, May, 19 - Hare & Hounds,  Birmingham UK SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May, 20 - Cluny, Newcastle UK SOLD OUT
Friday, May, 22 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May, 23 - Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool UK
Thursday, May, 28 - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona UK
Friday, May, 29 - This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Monday, June, 1 - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, SI
Tuesday, June, 2 - Mochvara, Zagreb, US
Wednesday, June, 3 - A38 Ship, Budapest, HU
Thursday, June, 4 - Arena, Vienna, AT
Saturday, June, 6 - Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, PT
Friday, July, 3 - Open’er Festival, Gdynia, PL
Sunday, July, 12 - Cactus Festival, Bruges, BE
July, 31 - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Montreal QC, Canada
August, 1 - Arts Riot, Burlington VT*
August, 2 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
August, 5 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
August, 6 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
August, 7 - Black Cat, Washington DC*


* w/ Chain and the Gang

THURSTON MOORE Oxford show announcement

Thurston Moore and his band will be taking a trip to Oxford amongst his other UK tour dates this spring on May 10th at the O2 Academy. Tickets HERE.

Previously announced shows:


Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS


Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS


Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS


Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS


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