Chelsea Light Moving

Q&A: Thurston Moore Talks New Solo Album and How to Compose a Power-Drill Solo

For nearly three decades, Thurston Moore led the hugely influential Sonic Youth, the only "noise" band to ever appear on The Simpsons. His highly unorthodox…
Dan Weiss / October 29, 2014

See Sonic Youth on Tour This Fall — as Three Separate Bands

All four Sonic Youth members are touring this fall — in three separate bands. The quartet hasn't performed together since finishing a South American tour…
Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

Real Cool Time: Photos From ATP Iceland 2013

Last weekend, tireless alt-festival outlaws All Tomorrow's Parties held the inaugural ATP Iceland, a two-day fest at Ásbrú, a former NATO base in Keflavík. Bands…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving Incite an All-Ages Riot With Furious ‘Lip’ Video

Almost two years after Occupy Wall Street, Thurston Moore is encouraging more active dissent. "Get fucking mad / Too fucking bad," the Sonic Youth singer-guitarist…
Marc Hogan / May 16, 2013

Television, Chelsea Light Moving, and Dinosaur Jr. Will Play ATP’s Holiday-Camp Finale

Since 1999, when Belle and Sebastian organized a festival called the Bowlie Weekender, music fans have congregated for weekend-long festivals at Pontins Holiday Camp on…
Marc Hogan / April 26, 2013

Watch Chelsea Light Moving Debut Chocolate-Inspired ‘The Ecstasy’ Live on KEXP

Chelsea Light Moving make artfully messy noise-rock look almost too easy. If Thurston Moore's first album with his expert new band showed Sonic Youth's hiatus…
Marc Hogan / April 9, 2013

Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Chelsea Light Moving’ (Matador)

To the outside world, it looks like Thurston Moore's whole Daydream Nation has fallen apart: A year and a half ago, he split with his…
Kory Grow / March 7, 2013

Watch Chelsea Light Moving Play a Guy Named Trevor’s Birthday Party

When Thurston Moore announced the impending arrival of the ear-popping self-titled debut from Chelsea Light Moving, he also bragged that his new band was down…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

Hear Chelsea Light Moving’s Ear-Popping Self-Titled Album

No wonder Thurston Moore's touring plans for his Chelsea Light Moving project specifically exclude galaxies that support "bozo-ology." By the second track of the Sonic…
Marc Hogan / February 18, 2013

Thurston Moore Wants to Invite Alice Cooper to Your Birthday Party

Last month we learned that Thurston Moore's other band Chelsea Light Moving has set a release date for their forthcoming eponymous LP debut: March 5, via…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013

Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving Announce Debut Album for Matador

Last year, we hipped you to the impending arrival of Thurston Moore's Chelsea Light Moving, a new quartet that expands upon the heavier and more…
Chris Martins / January 10, 2013

Thurston Moore Plays First Show With New Band Chelsea Light Moving

Chelsea Light Moving still felt like indie-rock auteur Thurston Moore's solo group at the quartet's first concert last night, his three bandmates keeping a watchful…
Kory Grow / September 13, 2012

Thurston Moore Tells Us It’s His Birthday With Long Note, Chelsea Light Moving Track

Earlier today, on his 54th birthday, Thurston Moore shared a new song from his recently formed Chelsea Light Moving outfit. "Frank O'Hara Hit" is a…
David Bevan / July 25, 2012

Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving Post Harrowing ‘Groovy & Linda’

With Sonic Youth's fate still up in the air, Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving has returned with another song that carries on in…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2012

Thurston Moore’s New Band Chelsea Light Moving Debuts ‘Burroughs’

Sonic Youth may be kaputski for the time being, but fans of the New York City icons' mercurial guitar sprawl will find plenty to like…
David Marchese / June 22, 2012