Thurston Moore's new album, The Best Day, comes out Oct. 21. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist
The Best Day
<em>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</em>

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore gazes over the rail on the Station to Station train as it speeds across the country. Mara McKevitt hide caption

toggle caption Mara McKevitt
Hear Thurston Moore And Doug Aitken Discuss 'Station To Station'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/222106548/223433765" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Thurston Moore. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist
KCRW Presents: Thurston Moore
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140846008/140932540" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Thurston Moore performs live at the 11th Annual NON-COMMvention in May. Courtesy of WXPN hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of WXPN
Thurston Moore In Concert
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137321708/136930281" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A glorious bit of Velvet Underground-esque balladry, Thurston Moore's "Benediction" unfolds like a graceful prayer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist
'Benediction' by Thurston Moore
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134765406/134544512" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Thurston Moore in Studio on KEXP 10/24/07
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/88067542/88060225" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">