It’s only been a month since Chelsea Light Moving released their debut album, but, as savvy NPR aficionados are aware, Thurston and the gang are already coming up with new material. Today at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM PDT, Seattle’s KEXP will air a set that Chelsea Light Moving recorded there a few weeks ago, wherein they wrote two new songs on the spot. The above video is of “The Ecstasy,” featuring lyrics by the poet John Donne.
We are pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Chelsea Light Moving on March 1 via Matador/Remote Control.
Chelsea Light Moving is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore.
He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with Thurston Moore on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with Chelsea Light Moving plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar.
Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka “Pegasus”, approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth.
The first CD self-titled was recorded in two spurious sessions with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato in Sone Lab, a killer studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.
DOWNLOAD the mp3 ‘Empire of Time’ here.