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Thurston Moore Announces Debut Album from Caught on Tape

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Seems like just yesterday — actually, it was just yesterday — that Thurston Moore announced the release of his new solo album, ‘The Best Day.’ Now, one day later, he tells of another new LP, this time with his band Caught on Tape.

The former Sonic Youth frontman, along with drummer John Moloney, have formed Caught on Tape, an avant-garde leaning project, who will release their first album, ‘Full Bleed,’ in October. The two had previously played together in Chelsea Light Moving.

While ‘The Best Day’ has a fairly straight forward rock and roll sound to it, Caught on Tape is, judging from a limited edition live recording, a pure noise fest, centered around dense, loud walls of guitars and drums. You could call it experimental, and while we’re not sure the phrase “Wild is so right, metal tonight” is apropos here, Moore is trying to draw a line to the heart of ‘black metal.’

“Black Metal is music made by pussies of the lowest order, and we felt it was necessary to investigate this aberrant anti-music behavior,” Moore said in a press release for the album. “We feel like the sound and attitude of black metal is a loss of self, life, light and desire in a way where it becomes so negative that a whole new bliss arrives where we become super pussy.”

Moore is certainly keeping himself busy in a post-Sonic Youth kinda world. To get a taste of what to expect from Caught on Tape’s new record, check out the video below:

Next: 10 Best Sonic Youth Songs

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