Thurston Moore to finally give this floundering planet a clue with new SPIRIT COUNSEL box set, international tour

Thurston Moore to finally give this floundering planet a clue with new SPIRIT COUNSEL box set, international tour

What’s that, you say? You’re “thirsty” for a little bit of metaphysical guidance? I think I know just the guy.

That’s right: Thurston “Moore, moore, moore, how do you like me, how do you like me?” Moore — a.k.a. the de facto Mayor of Sonic Catharsis itself — is here to help with the impending release of a 3XCD boxed set entitled SPIRIT COUNSEL, which is to be released on International Peace Day (September 21, but I’m sure you knew that) via his record label with partner Eva Prinz, The Daydream Library Series.

SPIRIT COUNSEL isn’t just some retrospective box of old bullshit noise-punk from the 70s, though. It consists of “a trio of epic instrumental pieces that stretch musical boundaries with sublime and explosive sounds.” Observe:

CD 1: “Alice Moki Jayne” is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honouring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore.

CD 2: “8 Spring Street” is a personal homage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse.

CD 3: “Galaxies (Sky)” is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra “Galaxies” ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies.

You can’t argue with any text that’s been offset in one those little gray box-things, now, can you?

And as if all that wasn’t enough of a cause for celebration, Mayor Moore will also be touring this whole spectacle around the (western-ish, caucasian-ish, right wing-ish) world beginning in October, with a run of European dates followed by a stateside jaunt. Tickets for the European leg are on sale now; check out the complete list of dates down below; no purchase necesssary; no shirt, no shoes, no service; blah, blah, blah…

There, now. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty confident that this should fix everything that’s wrong in the world. To celebrate, let’s all pre-order the album and then sit back and watch some cartoons:

European tour dates:

10.14.19 — Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10.15.19 — Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10.16.19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10.18.19 – Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
10.19.19 – London, UK – ULU
10.20.19 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
10.22.19 – Paris, France – Trabendo
10.23.19 – Cologne, Germany – Kulturkirche
10.24.19 – Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan
10.26.19 — Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
10.27.19 – Munich, Germany – Strom
10.28.19 – Vienna, Austria – WUK
10.30.19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett

US tour dates:

12.03.19 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts
12.04.19 – Boston, MA – ONCE Ballroom
12.05.19 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
12.06.19 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
12.07.19 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
12.08.19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12.12.19 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
12.13.19 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

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