The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

New Thurston Moore Group LP On The Way
Christian Eede , May 16th, 2019 08:58

The next Thurston Moore Group album sees Jon Leidecker, AKA Wobbly, enter the fold; plus win tickets for their show at London's EartH later this month

The Thurston Moore Group are set to release a new album later this year, titled Spirit Counsel.

The album sees San Francisco-based experimental electronic musician Jon Leidecker, AKA Wobbly, join the group as a studio member. His work on the record follows on from him touring part of the US last year and Denmark earlier this year with the band, while Spirit Counsel - which will be released as a 3-CD boxset - is the first LP from the Thurston Moore Group since 2017's Rock N Roll Consciousness.

"We all fell for Jon during an unforgettable moment on the platform of the train station in rural Denmark as we stood beside him with other passengers and witnessed in awe as he and his hand-held electronics conducted an extensive conversation with the local crows," says a press release quote attributed to the group. "Suddenly all these birds flew in and surrounded him on the train platform and began singing with him."

Spirit Counsel will be released via The Daydream Library Series Record Label on September 21, and the release will come with a special booklet featuring Moore's selection of photographs, lyrics and handwritten scores for recent 12-string electric and acoustic concerts. The first official Thurston Moore Group show with Wobbly as a member will take place at London's EartH on May 31, and below, we have two pairs of tickets for the show to give away to two different winners.

In order to be in with a chance of winning the tickets, send the correct answer to the question below to comps@thequietus.com before the deadline of midday GMT on May 21. Please include the subject heading 'Thurston Moore Group' in your email. Only one entry per person will be counted. If you want to grab a ticket for the show now, head here.

Which of the following is not an official member of the Thurston Moore Group?

A: Steve Shelley
B: Deb Googe
C: Alex Ward

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.