Moore, Thurston: Trees Outside The Academy (cream and army green vinyl) LP

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Originally released in 2007, "Trees Outside The Academy" was Thurston Moore's first solo outing since 1995's "Psychic Hearts". Thurston recorded primarily on acoustic guitar and bass, laying down the core of the tunes with drummer compatriot Steve Shelly and violinist Samara Lubelski, a noted player from MV/EE and The Golden Road, Hall of Fame and other awesome gatherings as well as solo artiste. Thurston grabbed John Agnello to record and mix the sucker after having a helluva good time with the bro from working on Sonic Youth's 2006 album "Rather Ripped". They decided to work in J Mascis' Bisquiteen studio, which worked out very nicely as it allowed Thurston to yell down the stairs every time he needed a shredding guitar solo and J would trundle up, plug in and BURN. Other guests are Christina Carter, she of Charalambides, and she of the most beatific, beautific voice on land, sea and air. The otherworldly Canadian musician Andrew MacGregor aka "Gown" plays some spectacularly understated and incredible guitar and Sunburned Hand of The Man's John Moloney takes over the drum stool to absolutely flail on the pit snarling "Wonderful Witches". And then there's the 20 seconds or so of primal noise wave courtesy of American noise underground genius Leslie Keffer on Off Work.

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