Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem) with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
For today's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we paired Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem, Interference Pattern Records) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) on the occasion of the release of Moore's new LP, Rock n Roll Consciousness. Pope is a lifelong Sonic Youth fan, and when Pitchfork asked me if I'd like to host an Over / Under with Moore earlier the same summer day that we were due to record this podcast, I asked if he had a subject he'd love to hear Moore's take on. His immediate response? "Ask him about techno." I did, and in his answer, Moore dropped the bombshell that he's got a fully recorded, unreleased techno record. This conversation, recorded minutes after that Over / Under taping, picks up on that teaser. Moore and Pope discuss that unreleased record and nerd out on techno, and their talk also takes in what drew each of them to "subversive" music, amazing black metal band names, Pope's new (mostly) electronic record label, being in a democratic band versus running the ship, and so much more. Today's episode features a special introductory conversation with Pope recorded the week that the new LCD Soundsystem album, American Dream, hit #1 in the charts.