Thurston Moore to publish his new memoir “Sonic Life”
Thurston Moore writes a new memoir, Sonic Life, which should be released in 2023 via Faber. The book will retrace the “wild music and endless wonder” of Moore’s life and career, according to The bookstore.
A synopsis notes: “From his infatuation and commitment to the punk and no wave scenes of the 1970s in New York, to the formation of his legendary rock band in 1981, through 30 years of recording, to ceaseless touring and musical experimentation, giving birth to the Nirvana Era of alternative rock, and beyond, everything is told through the personal prism of the author’s archives and intensive research.
Moore has previously confirmed the briefs in multiple interviews, including one with Vulture Last year. He said the pandemic gave him the space to start writing about his past experiences.
“I always wanted to get involved in a writing project that I had in mind for many years”, Moore Told Vulture. “[It’s] experimenting with music and talking about my own personal experience as a teenager coming to New York in the ’70s, what the city was like in those days, the downtown underground music scene and the records released from 1976, ’77 and ’78 cavalcade of punk rock, No Wave, New Wave and post-punk. This downtime allowed me to do this, so I have this manuscript called Sonic Life which I’ll probably release at some point in 2021. This is the shining moment, being able to actually execute that.
In February, Moore released a surprise instrumental album, Screen time, on Bandcamp. The release followed Moore’s 2020 album, By fire.