MAGNET Television: Q&A With Thurston Moore

By The Fire (The Daydream Library Series) is Thurston Moore’s seventh solo album and third since Sonic Youth stumbled to its sonic death nine years ago. Featuring Moore’s recent live band—Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and James Sedwards—plus Jon Leidecker (Negativland) and Jem Doulton, By The Fire was completed only months ago. Moore was adamant about getting the nine-song LP—an ecstatic-peace offering during a year the world has literally and figuratively been in flames—out in 2020. On November 5, the London-based Moore and band will embark on an eight-date socially distanced tour of France, Belgium and the Netherlands in support of By The Fire. Here’s hoping they play SY’s “Youth Against Fascism,” which is even more timely now than it was in 1992.