Thurston Moore is readying a new solo album titled Demolished Thoughts for release on Matador Records on May 24. He and producer Beck worked on the album in both Los Angeles and Northampton, MA over the past six months, and have come forward with an album that centers itself around songwriting more than sound-making.
"Demolished Thoughts burnishes Thurston’s rep as a classic songwriter in ways we never anticipated when this album was first being talked about last year," reads the announcement from Matador. I guess everyone needs a break from the "sonics" of noise, right?
The album had originally been titled Benediction, but somehow has made its way to a new title with Demolished Thoughts.
"It’s called Benediction, recorded in Southern California at Beck’s home studio with him producing. Beck sings and plays a little bit on it. Samara and Mary both play on it quite extensively and very, very beautifully. Beck really put them through the paces," said Moore in an interview with Philadelphia Weekly.
Contributions on Demolished Thoughts come from violinist Samara Lubelski, bassist Bram Inscore, Atoms of Peace/Beck drummer Joey Waronker and harpist Mary Lattimore.