Sonic Youth is back with their best work since Washing Machine.
MP3: Sonic Youth – “Sacred Trickster” from The Eternal, out June 9 on Matador. Pre-order now and you get a bunch of extra booty. “I want you to levitate me / Don’t you love me yet? / Press up against the amp / Turn up the treble / Don’t forget!” This is the kind of … Continue reading New Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster
In celebration of Record Store Day, Warner Brothers (via imprints, etc.) is releasing limited number vinyl pressings from Wilco, Sonic Youth, Beck and others. Grimey’s reports: Warner Brothers has already announced a complete slate of Wilco reissues from A.M. through Summerteeth, all 180-gram RTI pressings with CD included (just like Sky Blue Sky, Ghost Is … Continue reading Wilco, Sonic Youth, Beck Get Vinyl Reissues
After being on Geffen Records (now part of UMG) since 1990, Matador Records has signed Sonic Youth for what sounds like a one-album deal: After rampant speculation, Matador Records can confirm the label will be releasing a new studio album from Sonic Youth sometime in 2009. Having fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Universal Music … Continue reading Sonic Youth: Indie again
Sonic Youth has a new limited-edition compilation coming out on June 10. It’s called Hits Are for Squares and it will be sold exclusively at select big city Starbucks stores. The track list was selected by a bunch of famous fans, and Billboard has revealed the selections. Of course the first thing we must determine … Continue reading Sonic Youth: Starbucks is for Squares
The first night of the Pitchfork Music Festival: How to have a good time without being too uptight about it. With even more photos!
In the second of a three-part series covering Lollapalooza 2006, we check out Wolfmother, Calexico, Sonic Youth, Blackalicious, Dresden Dolls, and the Flaming Lips. And we’ve got photos of New Pornographers and Kanye West, too.
The Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board adds 50 recordings to its registry, including Sonic Youth. Previously: 2004, 2003.
“So I’m afraid to say we have become a very weird mutation of classic rock.” — Thurston Moore on Sonic Youth’s new album due in July.