Oct 30, 2020
On today's episode I talk to musician Thurston Moore. Originally
from Coral Gables, Florida, Thurston eventually ended up in New
York in the late-70s, just as a vibrant musical scene was
exploding, which included post-punk, new wave, no wave, jazz and
numerous other styles. After playing in a few different bands, he
met Kim Gordon and they eventually formed Sonic Youth in 1981. Over
the next three decades, Sonic Youth released 15 amazing albums and
became one of the most well-known indie rock bands. Outside of
Sonic Youth, Thurston founded and runs the Ecstatic Peace! record
label, has collaborated with everyone from Glenn Branca to Yoko
Ono, and started the band Chelsea Light Moving in 2012. In addition
to all this, Thurston has recorded a number of albums under his own
name, and his latest By the Fire was just released at the end of
September as part of the Daydream Library Series.
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