Thurston Moore’s post-Sonic Youth project Chelsea Light Moving — made up of Keith Wood (aka Hush Arbors) on guitar, John Moloney on drums, and Samara Lubelski on bass — will release their eponymous debut LP next month, and the album is currently available to stream in its entirety below. This diverse and occasionally confounding collection of songs is a welcome return to rocking Sonic Youth territory, and the squealing, skronking guitars and chugging, grungy riffs are a complete 180 from Moore’s graceful 2011 solo LP Demolished Voices. On first listen I’m really enjoying Chelsea Light Moving, and it’s especially nice to be reminded of Moore’s guitar heroics and charmingly idiosyncratic muse once again. He writes in the band’s bio, “the band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullabaloo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology”, which sounds completely awesome, and has even stayed true to his word in the comments of Brooklyn Vegan’s recent post. Let’s hope they bring the party to New Zealand for a show some time this year.
Chelsea Light Moving is out March 5. Stream it below (via NPR)