Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to Become Book Publisher in 2010
When Paste last caught up with Thurston Moore, the 51-year-old rocker mused that curating art shows, contributing to film projects and running record label Ecstatic Peace! was not enough for him to do, let alone lead Sonic Youth.
"I’ve got hundreds of boxes of books and stuff that I would like to
pass forward somehow, or turn into some other kind of value
money," he said. "My real dream is to open an Ecstatic Peace! record and bookstore with a small performance space. That
would be ideal."
Moore is now one step closer to achieving that goal, thanks to the upcoming launch of his own boutique art book publisher. Ecstatic Peace Library will debut its first catalog of books at the New York Art Book Fair this weekend, then distribute it online on Jan. 1, 2010, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Moore already has a few books to offer, including No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York., though he still plans to offer new releases by Kim Gordon, wife and bandmate, and Raymond Pettibon, brother of Black Flag founder Greg Ginn.
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