Digitally remastered edition. Trees Outside the Academy is the second solo studio album by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. It was originally released on September 18, 2007, and was Moore's first solo album since 1995's Psychic Hearts. It was recorded with Sonic Youth's drummer Steve Shelley and violinist Samara Lubelski. The recording took place at Dinosaur Jr guitarist J. Mascis' home studio. Mascis also contributed lead guitar for some tracks. It features the track "Thurston @ 13" which is, "Some weird cassette tape that Thurston found at his mom's of him at 13 years old in the early '70s performing some kind of odd sound-theatre."