ABOUT THIS ITEM
It's Thurston's first solo outing since 1995's "Psychic Hearts". Thurston Moore, for those of you just visiting planet Earth, has been playing music and liberating whatever ossifying standards rock n' roll becomes threatened by since the late 70s when he walked the downtown jungle of punk/post-punk/no wave NYC and started the band Sonic Youth. Ever since he and the band have consistently stayed true to the authenticity and creativity of radical rock n roll idealism. "Trees Outside The Academy" is killer songs all the way. Unlike "Psychic Hearts"' skeletal trio rock, this new jammer, 12 years post, has a far fuller bouquet of sonic depth and proves this Sonic dude to have a very real songwriting life outside of the legendary Sonic Youth. Thurston recorded primarily on acoustic guitar and bass, laying down the core of the tunes with drummer compatriot Sonic Youth's Steve Shelly and violinist Samara Lubelski, a noted player from MV/EE And The Golden Road, Hall Of Fame and other awesome gatherings as well as solo artiste. Most of the tunes are lyric driven but there are a couple of majestic instrumentals like "Trees Outside The Academy", which brings the album to a musical and breathless close. There's also some weird cassette tape that Thurston found at his mom's of him at 13 years old in the early 70s making some kind of sound-theatre. It's kinda nuts, and it's the last 'hidden' track. Tracks like "Frozen Gtr", "The Shape Is In A Trance", "Silver)Blue", "Never Day" and "Fri/End" will lead you in to a sparkling and heavy new world of Thurston's heart, mind and soul.