thurston-8.4.2014

Sonic Youth might be on permanent hiatus right now, but it looks like fans might have something to look forward to.

The band have been quiet since 2011, following Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s well-publicized (and rather messy) split, but now news has emerged that Moore is about to team up with the band’s drummer, Steve Shelley for a new project.

Called, rather boringly, the Thurston Moore band, it will also feature My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe on bass and British guitarist James Sedwards (of Guapo and Chrome Hoof among others) and the quartet’s first performance is set for August 19 in Amsterdam.

We’re going to guess that this all ties in with Moore’s proposed new solo album, entitled The Best Day, which is due for release on the Matador imprint in September. [via Consequence of Sound]

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