Monday, May 16, 2011
[consequenceofsound.net] After two sneak peeks and a video, Thurston Moore has finally teamed up with National Public Radio to do the cool thing and give the world its first legal listen of his new, Beck-produced album, Demolished Thoughts. The nine-track effort doesn’t officially hit store shelves and digital retailers until next Tuesday, but a quick trip to NPR’s website allows eager ears the opportunity to stream the album in full or listen to individual tracks.
It’s hard not think of Beck’s 2002 album, Sea Change, as Demolished’s tracks make their way into your cranium, and the sonic subtleties are evident throughout the album’s nearly 47-minutes. Moore – who is best known as the 52-year-old frontman of Sonic Youth – is set to play a warm-up gig at the Music Hall of Williamsburg a few days before the album drops, and is also on the bill for several festivals including Pitchfork and the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival in late June.
A complete list of tour dates is available below, and pre-orders for Demolished Thoughts are happening at Amazon.com right now. Tickets for select tour stops can be had at SeatGeek.com.
Thurston Moore 2011 Tour Dates:
05/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/25 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
06/26 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
07/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Thratre *
07/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre *
07/23 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre *
07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
07/30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
* = w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators
Posted by Dan Goldin at 7:58 PM