PCL Presents
Thurston Moore
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Tuesday 15th October
Classic Grand, Glasgow
18+ ONLY
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Thurston Moore moved to NYC at eighteen in 1976 to play punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then
Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first
used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. With Sonic Youth, Moore turned
on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n roll – from its inspiration on a nascent Nirvana,
to Sonic Youth’s own Daydream Nation album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical
preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of
disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. He has
worked with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, David Toop, Cecil Taylor, Faust, Glenn Branca and many others. His
residency at the Louvre in Paris included collaborations with Irmin Schmidt of CAN. Alongside his various
activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing at Naropa University,
Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974. Thurston also teaches music at
The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium) in Copenhagen.

Presently he performs and records solo, with various ensembles and in his own band, The Thurston Moore
Group (with mbv’s Deb Googe, Steve Shelley & James Sedwards). In 2014, the band released The Best
Day which critics described as “optimistic and sun-drenched in beauty” and “[has] experimental attitude
dovetailed with instantly accessible pop melodies.” The Best Day was a record defined by positivity and radical
love. In 2017 Thurston Moore Group’s released a full-length album, Rock n Roll Consciousness which was
recorded in The Church studios in London with producer Paul Epworth. The songs are expansive, anthemic and
exploratory with lyrics that investigate and herald the love between angels, goddess mysticism and a belief in
healing through new birth. Ranging from opener “Exalted”, an unfolding and emotional journey in homage to
sacred energy and exaltation, to “Cusp” a charging, propulsive piece with a feeling of Sonic Youth mixing in with
My Bloody Valentine. “Turn On” is a pop-sonic poem to holy love both intimate and kosmiche to the
contemplative mystery of life-defining time travel in “Smoke of Dreams”. The record concludes with “Aphrodite”, a
strange and heavy no-wave rocker in salutation to the idol of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.

Thurston Moore’s new release entitled SPIRIT COUNSEL is a box set of new material recorded between
2018-19, including the epic tracks such as“Alice Moki Jayne” dedicated to Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry and Jayne
Cortez “8 Spring Street” an homage to his late teenage mentor Glenn Branca and “Galaxies” a symphonic
masterpiece constructed of twelve musicians playing 12-string electric guitars. THE SPIRIT COUNSEL TOUR will
commence on International Peace Day, September 21, 2019 with tour dates to be announced.

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