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Got any Capitol Hill Block Party line-up guesses / rumors? My money is on Thurston Moore…

Thurston Moore photo by Ari Marcopoulos, 2011

{Photo: Ari Marcopoulos, 2011}

I just heard a song from the new Thurston Moore album {set to be released on 5/24 on Matador} and it’s as sweet as a Carpenters cover {listen/download “Benediction” now}.  As Thurston describes the song:

“On day one I played the first song sitting in front of a Beck-wired microphone, its design informed by the cut of Joseph Beuys’ cerebellum. The jam is called “Benediction”, where the camera records the adult girl reading a love letter written on the back blank pages of her hymnal where he knew only she could find it.”

And while I was reading through his self-penned bio {well done, Thurston!}, I noticed his summer tour schedule — and oh boy — it looks like there is a neat little block of time in the Pacific Northwest that could accomodate a stop at the Capitol Hill Block Party?

5/20 Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
6/25 Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, MA
6/26 Solid Sound Festival, North Adams, MA
7/15 Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL
7/16 High Noon, Madison, WI
7/18 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre #
7/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/23 Portland, OR – Alladin Theatre #
{where will Thurston be on 7/22 or 7/24????}
7/26 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
7/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
7/29 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
7/30 San Diego, CA – Casbah #

# w/ Kurt Vile

Have you heard any whisperings or noticed any other Seattle-gaps on other tour schedules around that magic July 23, 2011 date? Do tell!!!

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