Chelsea Light Moving – self-titled debut album coming March 5 + U.S. Tour Dates

On March 5 (March 4 in Europe), Matador will be releasing Chelsea Light Moving’s eponymous 1st full-length LP/CD/digital album.  Until this point, the Thurston Moore-spearheaded quartet (see the bio below) have dropped periodic MP3’s on the unsuspecting populace, along with road testing their live show in locations as far flung as Gothenberg, Sweden and Denver, CO.  Their first U.S. tour commences Sat., March 2, at Hoboken, NJ’s Maxwell’s.

(photo : Carlos van Hijfte)

CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with TM on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar. Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka “Pegasus”, approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. The first CD self-titled was recorded in two spurious sessions with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato in Sone Lab, a killer studio in Easthampton MASSACHUSETTS. The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.

Sat-Mar-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Mon-Mar-04 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Tue-Mar-05 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed-Mar-06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Thu-Mar-07 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover
Fri-Mar-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sun-Mar-10 Denton, TX 35 Denton
Tue-Mar-19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Wed-Mar-20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri-Mar-22 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat-Mar-23 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Wed-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Fri-Mar-29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sat-Mar-30 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun-Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Tue-Apr-02 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Wed-Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu-Apr-04 Washington, DC Black Cat
Fri-Apr-05 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Apr-07 Boston, MA The Sinclair

Talk Normal Supports 3/2-3/8
Merchandise also supports 3/8
Grass Widow supports 3/19-3/23
CAVE supports 3/27-3/30

“Empire Of Time” (mp3)
Chelsea Light Moving (blog)

7 thoughts on “Chelsea Light Moving – self-titled debut album coming March 5 + U.S. Tour Dates”

  1. Thanks for the update !! Been looking forward to this one ever since I heard the mp3s a few months ago . Gonna have to go to the show in SF definitely . Keep up the good work and Happy New Year !

  2. Sonic Al, yes! UK dates pleeease, Thurston. Try to visit Liverpool, too, a place you’ve not played since the Goo tour by my reckoning. The Kazimier (that’s a venue) would suit CLM just fine!

  3. I am leaving my home and life in Mexico City to move back to rural England. Any chance of playing my ‘despedida’ or leaving party whenever that may be? (waiting on some immigration papers first). Could try booking a cantina or something. Can also contact people I know who promote gigs in Mexico through fanfunding to help with this. The tequila will flow.

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