Rock n Roll Consciousness, the new album by Thurston Moore, is set for release on April 28th on Caroline International.
The songs Thurston wrote for Rock n Roll Consciousness were brought to life and galvanized by the tight bond of friendship amongst the musicians, a line-up with which he’s been working since 2014: Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony) bass, James Sedwards (Nøught, Chrome Hoof) guitar and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Crucifucks) drums. The recording highlights the group’s instrumental strength and beauty following two solid years of touring 2015’s critically acclaimed The Best Day album.
“Smoke of Dreams” focuses on “the contemplative mystery of life-defining time travel which sees Thurston recalling a New York City where spirits informed artists seeking poems of beatitude and sonic prayers of joy and wild wonder.” You can listen to the new song and watch its video below.
The album was recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, The Pop Group) at The Church studios in Crouch End, London and mixed by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Earth) at Avast! in Seattle, Washington.
The Thurston Moore Group commence touring springtime 2017 featuring the line-up of James Sedwards, Deb Googe and Steve Shelley in USA, UK, Europe, Asia and beyond.
MAY 8 MON The Imperial Vancouver, Canada
MAY 9 TUE Neumos Seattle, WA
MAY 10 WED Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
MAY 12 FRI The Chapel San Francisco, CA
MAY 13 SAT Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
MAY 14 SUN Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
MAY 17 WED The Mohawk Austin, TX
MAY 18 THU Club Dada Dallas, TX
MAY 20 SAT Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
MAY 27 SAT Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
JUN 12 MON St. Lukes Glasgow, United Kingdom
JUN 13 TUE Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
JUN 14 WED The Lantern Bristol, United Kingdom
JUN 15 THU Scala London, United Kingdom
JUN 17 SAT Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
JUN 20 TUE Knust Hamburg, Germany
JUN 21 WED Stadtgarten Koln, Germany
JUN 23 FRI The Old Market Hove, United Kingdom
JUN 26 MON Aeronef Lille, France
JUN 27 TUE L’Autre Canal Nancy, France
JUN 28 WED Bogen F Zurich, Switzerland
JUN 30 FRI Strom Munich, Germany
JUL 1 SAT La Laiterie Strasbourg, France
JUL 4 TUE Beatpol Dresden, Germany
JUL 5 WED Proxima Warsaw, Poland
JUL 7 FRI Pohoda Festival Trenčín, Slovakia
JUL 14 FRI Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
Rock n Roll Consciousness Tracklist:
3. Turn On
4. Smoke of Dreams