Thurston Moore Announces New Album ‘BY THE FIRE’

New single 'Hashish' lands on the Solstice...

Thurston Moore will release new album 'BY THE FIRE' on September 25th.

The guitarist will launch the project on the Summer Solstice – June 20th – with new single 'Hashish'.

The track is described as “an ode to the narcotic of love in our shared responsibility to each other during isolation", while the video includes some on-the-road footage.

Alongside this, the clip will utilise newly shot video of Thurston at home during quarantine, working “with respect to the sacred healing truth of nature.”

To preview the record, the guitarist has shared this quote:

BY THE FIRE is music in flames. 2020 is our time for radical change and collective awareness and Thurston Moore has written nine songs of enlightenment, released to a world on fire. Taking a cue from Albert Ayler's "music is the healing force of the universe", this recording offers songs as flames of rainbow energy, where the power of love becomes our call.

These are love songs in a time where creativity is our dignity, our demonstration against the forces of oppression. BY THE FIRE is a gathering, a party of peace — songs in the heat of the moment.

'BY THE FIRE' will be released on September 25th.

Photo Credit: Jacqueline Schlossman

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