The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through (Northern Spy) is a collaborative album by Thurston Moore and Loren Connors that comes from live recordings they did together last year at two shows in New York City. The album consists of them just playing what comes to them, and there are no proper titles for each piece, both running over 20 minutes. In fact, here is the track listing:
Manhattan, NY – The Stone – July 14th, 2012 (21:15)
Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly – October 17th, 2012 (22:59)
Fairly simple. Also simple is the fact that this record is being pressed up for Record Store Day and will be only available at select stores. What “select stores” means, I’m not sure. I don’t know if Moore, Connors and/or Northern Spy Records determine where the records go, but regardless of the answer, only 3000 copies are being pressed. Not only that, but the record will only be sold on Record Store Day (April 20, 2013) and that’s it. You’ll have to deal with high priced record collectors on eBay, and you know the deal about that. If you see the album at your neighborhood record store on Record Store Day, pick it up and if not for yourself, perhaps for a fan who might find it of use.