Thurston Moore’s new solo LP, The Best Day, is due out today . Yesterday, we got a video for “Speak To The Wild,” the sprawling 8-minute tempest that opens the album. In the cryptic clip, a mother gets separated from her child in a forest that conveniently also seems to be inhabited by creepy, cloak-wearing cultists. It’s not entirely clear what’s actually going on, but, soundtracked by the ebbs and flows of Moore’s and James Sedwards’ twin-guitar assault, it sure is engaging. Director Santiago Mostyn shares a few words about the thought behind the video:
I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother (slightly older, slightly wilder, like a silent Jenny Wilson) carrying a large and alien precious object into the forest and sequestering it there. It would be a narrative trajectory but with sublime interruptions — the cavity where she stashes the object filling with gold, painted figures following her through the trees, DIY-Kurosawa style.
Watch the video below. [Article by Stereogum]
Thurston Joseph Moore (born July 25, 1958) is an American musician best known as a singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth. He has also participated in many solo and group collaborations outside of Sonic Youth, as well as running the Ecstatic Peace!record label. Moore was ranked 34th in Rolling Stone ’s 2004 edition of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In May 2012, Spinpublished a staff-selected top 100 ranking Moore and his Sonic Youth bandmate Lee Ranaldo together on number 1.