The pair have been recording in California
Moore confirmed the news in an interview with Philadelphia Weekly, in which he also said that the new album will be titled ‘Benediction’ – it features contributions from violinist Samara Lubelski and harpist Mary Lattimore.
Moore said the album, his third solo effort proper, was, “recorded in southern California at Beck‘s home studio with him producing. Beck sings and plays a little bit on it. Samara and Mary both play on it quite extensively and very, very beautifully. Beck really put them through the paces.”
Moore also said that 2011 would be a quiet year for Sonic Youth, but that they may record some new material. “We are starting off by playing a New Year’s Eve gig in London with The Pop Group,” he said, “then we go to Chile end of February for a week. That’s it. We’re laying low and preparing to record some secret sides.”