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Chelsea Light Moving
Sonic Youth's 2011 split meant that the group's members would have plenty of time on their hands, and they've all found other creative endeavors since. While Kim Gordon is busy crafting skeletal noise movements with her new duo Body/Head, her ex-husband and former bandmate Thurston Moore is making the most aggressive, unadorned music of his career with Chelsea Light Moving, a rocking four-piece that also includes John Moloney and Keith Wood from psych outfit Sunburned Hand of the Man and NYC session player Samara Lubelski. The band's self-titled debut LP, out earlier this year, is a taut, dissonant record that delves into themes of anarchy and angst and even features a Germs cover. It's not the headiest work of Moore's storied career, but damn if it ain't a ton of fun.