Thurston Moore Announces ‘In Silver Rain with a Paper Key’ Album/Book

Steve Albini might think that Sonic Youth “should be embarrassed” about their career choices, but something tells me Thurston Moore could care less. Soldiering on with his excellent Ecstatic Peace Library record/book label, the SY guitarist/singer/noise professor has a brand new solo release on the way: In Silver Rain with a Paper Key, “a hardcover monograph containing two seven-inch vinyl records, as well as art, photographs, lyrics, poetry and other texts from Moore’s personal notebooks and visual archives.”

Featuring new 12-string guitar-backed solo tunes, such as “You’ve Lost Your Lover,” “Circulation,” and “Blood,” the multimedia package is available now to pre-order via Amazon, Ecstatic Peace, and Chapter Indigo. Curious to hear a preview of Moore’s solo acoustic foray? Back in the spring, he previewed early versions of songs from the release for a daytime set at SXSW. Watch “You’ve Lost Your Lover” below.

Thurston Moore, Live at SXSW (Starts at the 3:15 mark)