Sonic Youth may be done, but its members have still been pretty busy of late. Last year, Kim Gordon released Coming Apart, her debut album with Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo released his second solo album Last Night on Earth, and drummer Steve Shelley performed on Sun Kil Moon’s newest album, Benji. Likewise, Thurston Moore has kept busy with his new band Chelsea Light Moving, as well as contributing to black metal supergroup Twilight’s new album, III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb, but this year he’s releasing a new solo album titled The Best Day, which will drop later this year via Matador.
However, two of Sonic Youth’s members are reuniting for a new project. Moore and Shelley are starting up a new band this year — The Thurston Moore Band — which also features My Bloody Valentine bass player Debbie Googe and UK musician James Sedwards. Their first performance together will be at Ocii in Amsterdam on Aug. 19.
Listen to Moore’s new song “Detonation” below.
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