Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore has released his newest song ‘Canteloupe’ through Bandcamp.
The new song comes in preparation for Moore’s upcoming album By the Fire.
The new record, which is due out September 25 on his very own Daydream Library Series label, features a number of collaborations which includes My Bloody Valentine member Deb Googe on bass and backing vocals.
Elsewhere, in terms of personnel, Moore has recruited James Sedwardson on guitar, Negativland member Jon Leidecker who is on electronics duty and, of course, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley arrives on the drums and is splitting the workload with Jem Doulton.
Stream the song, below.
The release comes as part of a series of new releases through Bandcamp, a platform that has recently waived a number of its sales commissions in order to support artists during the current health crisis.
The latest effort arrived in the shape of Live in Bremen, a record reliving a live Sonic Youth performance dating back to the early 1990s.
“Live in Bremen was recorded at the Aladin Music Hall on August 27 1991, just halfway through the 12 day European tour that would later become immortalized in The Year Punk Broke documentary directed by our friend Dave Markey,” drummer Steve Shelley said of the live record. “In Bremen we returned to the familiar – a smaller-sized indoor venue – after playing to gargantuan, surreal-sized audiences at the Reading Festival and Pukkelpop. The Aladin had opened in 1977 and had hosted bands such as Golden Earring, Foghat and Blue Öyster Cult, but on this night Sonic Youth, Gumball and special guests Nirvana were on the bill.
“Two different bootleg SY records were released from this concert; The Mira Tapes, sourced from an audience recording and Live In Bremen, a semi-official bootleg picture disc with a Yoo-Hoo (a NJ-local chocolate beverage drink) bottle cap – supplied by the band – as the cover star. This concert was also the source for some of the audio used for The Year Punk Broke film score and it’s subsequent short (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale. Now for the first time, and from our own audio source, the entire Sonic Youth in Bremen set (minus encore) is presented here (complete w/a tape-flip during I Love Her All The Time).”