THURSTON MOORE releases SPIRIT COUNSEL box set tomorrow, International Peace Day

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 Thurston Moore Releases 3 CD Box Set


Available Tomorrow, September 21

 “Thurston Moore has quietly been doing masterful work … the three-CD ‘Spirit Counsel’ puts his experimental visions in the driver’s seat.”  Christopher Weingarten, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Sonically astonishing, moving between luminous, chiming figures and spectacular clouds of dissonance.”
— Mike Barnes, MOJO

“As a holy distillation of Moore’s influences, ‘Spirit Counsel’ impresses.”
— Louis Pattison, UNCUT

A Peace Offering on the Daydream Library Series
Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore offers a CD box set album SPIRIT COUNSEL with three compact discs and book.
Available International Peace Day, September 21, 2019.

SPIRIT COUNSEL is a collection of three extended compositions recorded between 2018-19. This collection represents a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships, and a time and space universally, without words or languages to distract from meditation.

CD 1: ‘Alice Moki Jayne’ is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honoring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore.

CD 2: ‘8 Spring Street’ is a personal homage to Glenn Branca, the title is an address in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse.

CD 3: ‘Galaxies’ is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra, ‘Galaxies’ ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies.

Book: ‘SPIRIT COUNSEL’ is an artist book edited by Thurston Moore which includes photographs compiled during the process of creating the accompanying musical works and is available exclusively within this box set.

Tour Dates


September 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 4 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum (ticket link)
October 5 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum (ticket link)
October 14 – Newcastle, UK – Riverside (ticket link)
October 15 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand (ticket link)
October 16 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (ticket link)
October 18 – Stoke, UK – Sugarmill (ticket link)
October 19 – London, UK – ULU (ticket link)
October 20 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms (ticket link)
October 22 – Paris, France – Trabendo (ticket link)
October 23 – Cologne, Germany – Kulturkirche (ticket link)
October 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan (ticket link)
October 26 — Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar (ticket link)
October 27 – Munich, Germany – Strom (ticket link)
October 28 – Vienna, Austria – WUK (ticket link)
October 30 – Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett (ticket link)
October 31 – Antwerp, Belgium
November 1 – The Hague, Holland
November 2 – Nantes, France
November 3 – Berlin, Germany – Festsaal Kreuzberg
November 6-7 – Lausanne, Switzerland
November 9 – Courtrai, Belgium
November 10  – Manchester, UK – The White Hotel


December 2 – Woodstock, NY – Colony (ticket link)
December 3 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway Arts (ticket link)
December 4 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom (ticket link)
December 5 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge (ticket link)
December 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle (ticket link)
December 7 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall (ticket link)
December 8 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (ticket link)
December 11 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade (ticket link)
December 12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (ticket link)
December 13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (ticket link)
December 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon (ticket link)
December 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel(ticket link)

Thurston Moore & Eva Prinz’s The Daydream Library Series

SPIRIT COUNSEL will be released by The Daydream Library Series, a new record label founded in 2018 by Eva Prinz & Thurston Moore. Daydream Library is distributed by Cargo in Europe and Forced Exposure in North America.

7” Singles

In addition to the release of the SPIRIT COUNSEL CD box set, The Daydream Library Series plans to release three 7-inch vinyl SPIRIT COUNSEL remixes in November: “Pollination,” “Spring Swell,” and “Three Graces,” each packaged with fanzines edited by Thurston & Eva. B-sides feature Thurston Moore’s cover of New Order’s “Leave Me Alone.”


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