Thurston Moore forms new band with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe… and by “new band,” I mean really-really-super-old band!

Thurston Moore forms new band with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe... and by "new band," I mean really-really-super-old band!

Dude, for someone who can sure get around, former Sonic Youth front-ish man Thurston Moore sure manages to not really get around much, doesn’t he? First he’s out there putting out solo records… that sound pretty much like Sonic Youth. Then he’s starting “new bands” that… again, sound pretty much like Sonic Youth. And now, OMG GUESS WHAT HE’S DOING and GUESS WHAT IT PROBABLY SOUNDS LIKE??!

Yup, Moore is forming yet another “new band” type thing for his presumably similarly-Thurston Moore-sounding material so that he can continue to make it hard and confusing on all the poor record store clerks who have to figure out how to file this shit.

But what’s so special about this one? Glad you asked, because it certainly isn’t the band name, which seems to be “Thurston Moore Band.” Rather, it’s the fact that this one features Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, non-Kevin Shields My Bloody Valentine member Debbie Googe (she did a lot of legendary not-bass on that legendary Loveless album, don’tcha know), and guitarist James Sedwards (who has played with such bands as Guapo and Chrome Hoof).

And ready or not, here they come, world. Their first performance will apparently be August 19 in Amsterdam, a date previously listed in totally boring by comparison connection with Moore’s solo tour dates linked to his forthcoming solo album, The Best Day, which is due out on Matador this fall… possibly under some additional Thurston Moore-ish moniker that we’re not even aware of yet?

Thurston Moore (solo?) 2014 dates:

08.15.14 - Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.16.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival
08.17.14 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
08.18.14 - Bielefeld, Germany - Forum
08.19.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ocii
08.21.14 - Paredes De Coura, Portugal - Paredes De Coura Festival
08.23.14 - Lausanne, Switzerland - For Noise Festival
08.24.14 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08.29.14 - Mirminham, UK - Moseley Folk Fest
09.05.14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09.07.14 - Toronto, ON - Riot Fest Toronto
09.12.14 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09.14.14 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest Chicago
10.03.14 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
10.04.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s *
10.07.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
10.08.14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
10.10.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
10.11.14 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *

* Sebadoh

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