Thurston Moore announces new collaborative album under his Thurston Moore alias with Charles Hayward (This Heat)

Thurston Moore announces new collaborative album under his Thurston Moore alias with Charles Hayward (This Heat)

Thurston Moore is perhaps best known for being one of the main guitar doodad players in your cool second cousin’s favorite band, Sonic Youth. But, did you know that Thurston Moore also records as a solo artist under the name…Thurston Moore?!? Shocking, I know.

And now, Thurston Moore has announced a new album under his experimental-guitar-based, super-clandestine Thurston Moore alias: a collaboration with This Heat’s Charles Hayward. The resultant album is entitled Improvisations, and, as you might expect from that title, it features seven tracks of meticulously written and rehearsed material, which took the duo three months-worth of recording to perfect…

*Checks notes*

Huh. Actually, it says here that none of that is true, that in fact the album is made up of seven nameless, completely improvised tracks, recorded in one afternoon at Lynchmob Studio in London, and that I’m a bad person for deliberately misleading you. Weird.

So yeah, the completely improvised Improvisations is out December 8 via Care in the Community. You can pre-order it here; but you’d better act (improvisationally) fast, as the album is a vinyl-only release limited to 500 copies. If you want to know what you might be getting yourself into, you can watch a 12-minute clip below of Moore and Hayward, captured in-studio during the recording session for Improvisations. I hear the whole thing is improvised. ;)


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