chelsea light moving band pic

Thurston Moore’s last effort, Demolished Thoughts, was beautiful, if a little tame from a man we know can shred his guitar like no other, even now in his 50s. We might get to hear more of that famous guitar squall on his new project though; a band called Chelsea Light Moving that sees Moore team up with Samara Lubelski once again, although rather than violin this time she’ll be playing “deep psyche pop metal bass guitar.” Chelsea Light Moving also includes Hush Arbors’ Keith Wood playing “electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing” and John “Pegasus” Maloney who “approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth.” It sure sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

The self-titled album, which was recorded in “two spurious sessions,” will see release through Matador Records on March 4th. The band will be touring the USA Touring US 2nd March – 7th April (full dates below) with a UK and Europe tour to follow.

You can download the track “Empires Of Time” by clicking here, and below you’ll find the track list for Chelsea Light Moving and the album’s artwork.

Track list:

01. Heavenmetal
02. Sleeping Where I Fall
03. Alighted
04. Empires of Time
05. Groovy & Linda
06. Lip
07. Burroughs
08. Mohawk
09. Frank O’Hara Hit
10. Communist Eyes


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Chelsea Light Moving tour dates:

Sat-Mar-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Mon-Mar-04 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Tue-Mar-05 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed-Mar-06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Thu-Mar-07 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover
Fri-Mar-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sun-Mar-10 Denton, TX 35 Denton
Tue-Mar-19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Wed-Mar-20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri-Mar-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat-Mar-23 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Wed-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Fri-Mar-29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-Mar-30 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Tue-Apr-02 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Wed-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu-Apr-04 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri-Apr-05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Apr-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair