Published Aug 13, 2020Decorated dream-pop outfit Galaxie 500 are currently being celebrated with "20=20-20," an ongoing series of covers from artists around the globe. Today, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has joined in on the fun with a cover of the band's "Another Day."
The song, which originally appeared on the band's 1989 album On Fire, has been covered acoustically by Moore. Of the cover, Moore shared the following statement:
I first heard of Galaxie 500 when I was walking around downtown NYC 1988 with Susanne Sasic, who was working with Sonic Youth, first as a T-shirt seller at the gigs, then as lighting designer, and we saw a little flyer wheatpasted on a wall with Galaxie 500's name on it where they were playing a gig at some long lost little space. Susanne, who was also working at the legendary Pier Platters record store in Hoboken NJ, mentioned that the band had a single ("Tugboat"/"King Of Spain") which was super cool. She was absolutely right about the single though I don't recall going to the gig. But eventually I saw them and was struck by their mellifluous minimalism and swooning 'verb-drenched slather tone. Of course, they were already classic and, of course, they would, and will, always remain one of the best, most remarkable bands from a time when being noisy, aggressive, amped up and skuzzy was the prescription of the day — Galaxie 500, in some otherworldly way, brought us back to Earth so we could recalibrate and soar anew.
Watch Thurston Moore's take on "Another Day" below. The "20=20-20" series also includes contributions from Xiu Xiu, Glenn Mercer, Surfer Blood and Kiwi Jr., with many more videos on the way.