You can still purchase cassette’s of “Chelsea’s Kiss” w/ B-side “Sad Saturday” from Blank Editions.
Thurston Moore to release single in support of Chelsea Manning By Claire Lobenfeld for Fact Mag.
In collaboration with Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine and more.
Thurston Moore is set to release ‘Chelsea’s Kiss’ b/w ‘Sad Saturday’ this Cassette Store Day (October 8) in support of the campaign to free Chelsea Manning.
Also a Pitchfork review:
The solo Moore’s benefit single for U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year military prison sentence for sharing information on Wikileaks, is once again highly topical. But this time, all that righteousness is put to more raucous use. Drummer Ryan Sawyer joins My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe and Nøught guitarist James Sedwards—both of whom reportedly appear on Moore’s upcoming Rock N Roll Consciousness LP—for a hard-hitting eight minutes of dissonant guitar interplay that brings to mind Sonic Youth’s exploratory 1998 album A Thousand Leaves. If lyrics about “the queen, king, first transgender ruler” don’t quite have the simplicity of his earlier declaration about Professor Hill, well, Moore can’t call out “a fascist twerp” on every song.