With Sonic Youth on indefinite hiatus following the breakup of his 21-year marriage to bassist Kim Gordon, guitarist, singer and songwriter Thurston Moore is wasting no time getting busy with other projects. Now comes word that Moore has formed a new band, Chelsea Light Moving, according to a blog posting by the band's record label Matador.
"It's not even music -- it's an amphetamine sonnet for the on-the-loose lovers of the world," the post proclaims of the band and its first release, "Burroughs," a song devoted to Naked Lunch author William Burroughs. It's currently streaming on the label's website.
Burroughs and his works are apparently the touchstone for the band. According to Matador's Matablog, "After sitting in the orgone box planted in Burroughs’ back yard of Lawrence, Kansas in the midpoint of the 1990s, Thurston Moore came to the realization that at some point he’d need to form a band that played Burroughs Rock. This is the sound of Wild Boys looking to jack hypos of core passion into their veins. Boy on boy. Girl on girl. Start there."
The group, which besides Moore includes guitarist Keith Wood, bass player Samara Lubelski and drummer John Maloney, has a handful of dates scheduled for the last week of June before Moore spends a week teaching writing at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. But the band promises to release more music soon. "Another song comes yr way in a week, even sicker," vows the blog post.
As previously reported, Moore, together with Gordon, is also at work on a collaborative album with Yoko Ono, due this September.
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