Thurston Moore is set to release a special cassette only single featuring ‘Chelsea’s Kiss’ / ‘Sad Saturday’ on Blank Editions in support of Chelsea Manning on the October 8, 2016. You can take a listen via Consequence of Sound.
Thurston, Brooklyn-based drummer Ryan Sawyer together with the UK-based members of Thurston Moore Group: bass player Deb Googe (also of My Bloody Valentine) and guitarist James Sedwards (also of Nøught) met up in the studio to record the two songs to support the campaign to FREE CHELSEA MANNING.
Partial proceeds of the sales of this cassette will support the Chelsea Manning Support Network (chelseamanning.org) and will be earmarked for the defence of Army Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning. Former Private Manning was sentenced to thirty years in military prison for sharing the video of a US helicopter attack that killed a dozen Iraqis, exposing US State Dept. cables, the ‘Iraq War Logs’, and the ‘Afghan War Diaries’ with the WikiLeaks website.
There will be a launch party to celebrate Cassette Store Day on Saturday the October 8th at Lion Coffee + Records, 118 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0QR
The limited edition cassette tape available from select stores, Ecstatic Peace Library events, Thurston Moore shows and online from blankeditions.com for a limited time.