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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome Back, Thurston Moore

Posted by on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

(Neumos) Could Chelsea Light Moving be Thurston Moore's midlife-crisis hot rod after his breakup with longtime wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon? Possibly. But whatever the cause, the clangorously rocking self-titled album by Moore's new, younger outfit bears the hallmarks of a man bristling with renewed vitality after more than a decade of relatively sluggish Sonic Youth efforts—check the molten "Alighted" for one example among many. Grass Widow's nonchalantly pretty, lo-fi rock is a pure, understated joy. No current band does a better job of nailing mellifluous, multipart vocal harmonies to shaggy, hooky post-punk than this San Francisco trio. It makes total sense that Grass Widow opened for Raincoats when those British legends did their US reunion tour. Check out Grass Widow's coolly melodious 2012 release, Internal Logic, for nonstop chills. See also Stranger Suggests.


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thurston: ok listen here:

neumos is owned by mitt romney supporters. ok fyi.
Posted by tim koch on March 23, 2013 at 1:58 PM · Report this
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great show last night. loud and punk as fuck. saw thurston getting some food at pike fish fry before the show. he looks 35.
Posted by tainte on March 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM · Report this

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