The YOKOKIMTHURSTON CD is now available from the Chimera Music Store.
Release date: Sept 25, $15.

01 I Missed You Listening
02 Running the Risk
03 I Never Told You, Did I?
04 Mirror Mirror
05 Let’s Get There
06 Early in the Morning


“This is NYC avant garde convergence at its finest. The idea of a meeting between Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore is so perfect, so obvious, the only shock is that it didn’t happen earlier. Recorded in 2011 at Manhattan’s Sear Sound, the album features lead vocals by Yoko, with backing vocals & guitars by Kim & Thurston. It’s a wild collision of song-form, poetics, free-rock & classic glossolalic ecstasy. Yoko has not allowed herself to sound this raw since the earliest recordings of the Plastic Ono Band. There’s a remarkably empathic & comfortable quality to the sound. The 3 communicate as though they’d been playing together forever.”

 


 

Yoko, Kim & Thurston – MULBERRY (live)




Here’s an exclusive look at Yoko, Kim & Thurston’s 14-minute version of Yoko’s song Mulberry.

“Mulberry is an ideal piece of noise music. As it is freeform, we are able to bring out maximum energy to wake up the world. I did it a few times with Thurston. But Kim’s involvement gave a new dimension to it. We soon got the idea of doing an album together, and we have – called YOKOKIMTHURSTON.”

Yoko Ono, June 2012

 


EARLY IN THE MORNING – OUT NOW

 

The first track from the YOKOKIMTHURSTON album is called “Early In The Morning” and is now available as a Limited Edition Vinyl (with artwork etching) and digital download.


YOKO ONO / THURSTON MOORE / KIM GORDON
“Early In The Morning”
14′:36″ on 10″ vinyl record & digital download.

Yoko Ono has teamed up with Sonic Youth members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon for a new 14-minute track. “Early in the Morning”, which is out today digitally via Chimera Music, with a June 19 release set for iTunes and Amazon.

Vinyl: Limited edition of 1000, beautifully pressed on one-sided 10″ vinyl with an etching by Yoko on the flip side.

10″ available by mail order now at ChimeraMusic.com and SonicYouth.com, and  in stores in US June 19 and Europe July 3.

Profits from the track go to Ashinaga Rainbow House, a house in the Tohoku region of Japan for victims of the March 2011 tsunami.

Digital download available at ChimeraMusic.com for $2 and June 19 at iTunes and Amazon.

Profits from the track go to Ashinaga Rainbow House, a house in the Tohoku region of Japan for victims of the March 2011 tsunami.


More news

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Also at Chimera – An Invisible Flower by Yoko Ono

Ono is also releasing An Invisible Flower, an illustrated story that she wrote in 1952 as a 19-year-old, via Chimera Library/Chronicle Books.

The book will also be released in a special boxed edition. More details here.


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