Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore Joins Twilight

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Oops, wrong Thurston

Have you heard of Twilight? No, not the movies about sparkly celibate vampires, the black metal supergroup. Already featuring members of Nachtmystium, Isis and The Atlas Moth, they’ve now gotten even more cred, as former Sonic Youth guitarist and vocalist Thurston Moore has joined the band. Twilight, which includes Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd, producer Sanford Parker, and Stavros Guilenopolis from Atlas Moth, among others, recently confirmed that Moore will be on board for their next album.

“We knew Sonic Youth already through their soundman, Jeremy Lemos,” Judd told the1stfive.com. “He has a band called White/Light and that’s how they know him. They toured together. He’s also has worked with Rob Lowe from Lichens a lot, so that’s how we know these guys. The Sonic Youth folks, whenever they were in town, would always be over at the studio, so I met them on a number of occasions recording over there and Thurston really likes our music and, uh, loves Black Metal. And now that Sonic Youth’s broken up, and he’s essentially divorced, he’s got plenty of time.”

Judd is extremely excited about Moore joining the band, calling it a “fucking amazing, amazing feeling”:

That is a perfect example of like what people ask: “What’s the best thing about what you do?” You know, most people expect the answer to be traveling, sex, money. No, man. The thing that makes me feel like I’m rich it’s the experience. I’ve done so much shit, and worked with so many cool people, and I’ll get to work with Thurston and that…I would…you know Century Media could offer us a hundred thousand dollars to make that Twilight record and say: “Blake, you get ninety percent of that money but Thurston Moore’s not gonna be on the record, or, you can be on it and we’ll give you ten grand and that’s what you have to make it work.” And I would, I would take the ten grand and work with Thurston. That’s like how much I love Sonic Youth.

The band’s last album came out in 2010. Presumably if they’re booking studio time for the next one, which Judd says they have in the article, then their next album, and first for Century Media, will be out later this year or early next year.


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