All seems quiet on the Sonic Youth front, but Thurston Moore isn't resting on his laurels. The singer-guitarist's Chelsea Light Moving side project has announced a March 5 release date for its self-titled debut album, along with details of a spring 2013 U.S. tour in support of the disc. The trek kicks off March 2 in Hoboken, N.J., and runs through an April 7 gig in Boston. Check out the complete itinerary below.
Chelsea Light Moving
While music fans gear up for this year’s SXSW, the lineup for another Southern-based festival, the Savannah Stopover, has been announced. As the name suggests, the event takes place in Savannah, Ga., and it runs March 7-9, just one week before the highly anticipated festival in Austin, Texas. The lineup features acts including Of Montreal, Thurston Moore side project Chelsea Light Moving, the Whigs, Mac DeMarco, Ducktails, Pujol and Bronze Radio Return.
Thurston Moore's Chelsea Light Moving have already dropped the advance dispatches 'Burroughs' and 'Groovy and Linda' ahead of their debut album, and now we get a third track from the Sonic Youth frontman's new project. It's called 'Frank O’Hara Hit' -- in honor of the late writer, poet and art critic -- and, like its two predecessors, it sounds like something that can only be spawned from the mind of Moore (with a little help from his friends).
With the future of Sonic Youth uncertain -- last fall's surprising breakup of principals Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon after decades of marriage put all future SY projects officially on hold -- various band members have immersed themselves in various projects, tiding the time until what we believe is an inevitable reunion (fingers crossed). Moore's latest is a group called Chelsea Light Moving, which recently played a few gigs in Canada and last month unleashed their first song, 'Burroughs,' upon the world. Now they are back for round two in the form of 'Groovy and Linda.'