Sonic Youth

Video: Lee Ranaldo – “New Thing” ft. Sharon Van Etten

Lee Ranaldo, the guy who used to conjure up whirlwinds of electrifying guitar noise in Sonic Youth, has a new solo album on the way.
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 18, 2017

Lee Ranaldo Announces New Album Electric Trim Featuring Jonathan Lethem, Sharon Van Etten, Nels Cline

On the heels of his old bandmate Thurston Moore's pretty-good Rock n Roll Consciousness, former Sonic Youth guitar wiz Lee Ranaldo has announced a solo album of…
Andy Cush / June 13, 2017

Review: Thurston Moore’s Rock n Roll Consciousness Is His Most Transportive Solo Record Yet

In the wake of 1995’s Psychic Hearts—a sinewy, endless grab-bag—Thurston Moore’s singer-songwriter albums strained to find an identity independent of Sonic Youth. This was a…
Raymond Cummings / April 27, 2017

A History of ‘The Simpsons’ on Billboard’s Charts

Mmm, charts … Exactly 30 years ago, on April 19, 1987, The Simpsons' first skit appeared on Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show. Minute-long bits aired during…
Xander Zellner / April 19, 2017

New Music: Oneida – “Saturday” (Live at Secret Project Robot)

Storied experimental rock band Oneida will soon release Live at Secret Project Robot, a live album recorded at the Bushwick art gallery in 2015. This version…
Jeremy Gordon / March 20, 2017

New Music: Thurston Moore – “Cease Fire”

Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore has kicked off March with his new song "Cease Fire." The nefarious multi-section number is a direct commentary on gun…
Brian Josephs / March 1, 2017

Stream Sun Kil Moon’s New Double Album Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood

Sun Kil Moon, the project of perpetually bummed out Mark Kozelek, is releasing a new album this Friday. It's called Common As Light And Love Are…
Jeremy Gordon / February 15, 2017

Oral Discography of Thurston Moore to Feature Lee Ranaldo, Nels Cline, Michael Gira, and More

A new "oral discography" book on Sonic Youth co-founder and noise rock pioneer Thurston Moore is due out in two months. Nick Soulsby's We Sing a New…
Anna Gaca / January 17, 2017

Kim Gordon Gets “Interrogated” About Experimental Music in Bizarre Interview

Huck Magazine took an unusual approach to interviewing Kim Gordon, former Sonic Youth bassist/singer and now Body/Head bandleader: They blindfolded her and questioned her aggressively in a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 10, 2017

Watch Iggy Pop and Thurston Moore Cover Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” in New Documentary

Rough Trade named Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression its album of the year for 2016, and to commemorate the occasion, the record store produced a short film titled I've…
Andy Cush / December 27, 2016

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
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