Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore on exes, money and his new sound before Pitchfork

Thurston Moore on exes, money and his new sound before Pitchfork

Thurston Moore is Skyping in from Zurich, where he's sitting underneath a train trestle, across the street from the club where the Thurston Moore Group played the night before. Moore remembers the club's Wi-Fi password, and is piggybacking off its connection. It's an awkward way to do an interview, but better than when Moore's old band, Sonic Youth, would give interviews from the road in the '80s, and had to cash in what little money they had for handfuls of quarters to feed into pay phones.

Sonic Youth was once the most beloved experimental rock band in the world, and Moore and the band's co-leader Kim Gordon its most beloved couple. Moore and Gordon split in 2011 after 27 years of...

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