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Sonic Youth Guitarist Thurston Moore to Release his Memoir

The publishing date is set for October 2023

As Faro Out Magazine reports, it has been announced that former Sonic Youth guitarist and vocalist Thruston Moore is releasing his memoir, Sonic Life, on October 24th. Arriving via Doubleday Books in the US and Faber & Faber in the UK, it follows ex-wife and bandmate Kim Gordon’s 2015 autobiography, Girl in a Band, which discussed 30 years in the New York group, their breakup, and the divorce from Moore.

Writing on his Facebook page, Moore said: “Sonic Life tells the story of my childhood and teenage years as I fell in love with music (for the most part unbridled rock’ n’ roll) and how it drove me to New York City, where I would co-found Sonic Youth. It’s an adventure that would take me around the globe throughout the 1980s, 90s, and onward, engaging with the magic music of visionaries, artists, and wild angels turning the world on its ear.”

“This book has been ages in the making, the product of intensive research and deep dives into my memories and emotions,” he continues. “I believe I’ve been able to capture the whirlwind of experiences that being in Sonic Youth entailed, as well as the creative communities that we found ourselves a part of, first in New York’s punk and no-wave scenes, and later in the world of underground and alternative rock and the universe of music beyond category. In some ways it barely scrapes the surface, but I’m proud of it and anxious to hear what everyone thinks.”

Damaged City Festival 2019 | Photos | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

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Damaged City Festival 2019 | Photos | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

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