Sonic Youth

Watch a New Short Film Directed by Carrie Brownstein, Featuring Kim Gordon and Natasha Lyonne

Carrie Brownstein probably has some experience with getting called "mom" on Instagram--the term of endearment preferred by thirsty millennials everywhere to signal their affinity for…
Andy Cush / September 13, 2016

Thurston Moore Put Bernie Sanders on a Song

Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore has released a new track called "Feel It in Your Guts," which features none other than Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie…
Dan Weiss / June 1, 2016

Thurston Moore Finds It ‘Really Strange’ He’s Blamed for Breaking Up Sonic Youth

Thurston Moore has revealed that Sonic Youth's dissolution, announced at what turned out to be the band's final show in Sao Paulo in 2011, was…
Harley Brown / January 19, 2016

Sonic Youth to Reissue Their Most Underrated Albums on Vinyl

Having already reissued many of their most well-known and beloved works (including Sister, Daydream Nation, and Goo, all three of which made SPIN's 300 Best…
Dan Weiss / January 6, 2016

Watch Sun Kil Moon Play With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley

Sun Kil Moon and the Thurston Moore Band performed together at last weekend's Latitude Festival in the U.K., where they also happened to be doing back-to-back…
Rachel Brodsky / July 24, 2015

Kool Things: SPIN’s 1990 Feature on Sonic Youth

[This article was originally published in the September 1990 issue of SPIN. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Goo, we’re repromoting this feature, which features…
Jim Greer / June 26, 2015

Kim Gordon and J Mascis Team Up on Feedback-Heavy ‘Slow Boy’

Kim Gordon and J Mascis, who are still buds from their respective years spent in Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., have teamed up on a…
Rachel Brodsky / June 8, 2015

The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)

SPIN hit a milestone this year: our 30th birthday. To celebrate, we caught up with some of the artists behind our past picks for Album…
SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

Kim Gordon Covers Unconventional Songwriting, ‘Rock Guys,’ and More on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’

Done conversing with Carrie Brownstein and the New York Times, former Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon is now visiting Marc Maron for an interview on…
Rachel Brodsky / March 26, 2015

Sonic Youth Are Set To Reissue ‘Bad Moon Rising’ This Spring

As each of the members of Sonic Youth continue to go about their own projects, the band as a whole is also in the midst…
Colin Joyce / February 28, 2015

Kim Gordon Writes About Nirvana’s ‘Charismatic’ Live Shows in New Memoir

Shortly after publishing an excerpt of her forthcoming memoir, Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon has released another portion of the book via the Guardian.
Rachel Brodsky / February 6, 2015

Kim Gordon Details Split From Thurston Moore, Calls Courtney Love ‘Mentally Ill’ in New Memoir

Kim Gordon will soon release her new memoir, Girl in a Band, an excerpt of which she recently released in Vogue's February issue. The details…
Rachel Brodsky / February 3, 2015

Run the Jewels, St. Vincent, and More Create Masterpieces for Art Auction

Gather your complimentary wine and fancy cheeses, as we're going to be discussing art. Specifically, a collection of various works of art made by superstar…
James Grebey / November 25, 2014

Q&A: Thurston Moore Talks New Solo Album and How to Compose a Power-Drill Solo

For nearly three decades, Thurston Moore led the hugely influential Sonic Youth, the only "noise" band to ever appear on The Simpsons. His highly unorthodox…
Dan Weiss / October 29, 2014

Kim Gordon’s Eagerly Anticipated Memoir, ‘Girl in a Band,’ Will Be Released Next Year

Kim Gordon's memoir detailing her life and Sonic Youth's rise to prominence and eventual breakup finally has a release date, the first we've heard about…
James Grebey / October 8, 2014
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