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Thurston Moore and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Form Supergroup for London Benefit Show

Thurston Moore and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones are forming a supergroup of sorts for a benefit show in London. Jones and the former Sonic…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 7, 2019

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Sonic Youth Add Hold That Tiger Live Album to Bandcamp

This year may not be going according to plan, but Sonic Youth fans can find solace in the fact that the band has been beefing…
Katrina Nattress / May 25, 2020

Sonic Youth Share Rarities EP From 1987 and All Tomorrow’s Parties 2000 Show

As Lee Ranaldo told us back in February, there was going to be a bunch of activity on the Sonic Youth archival release front (that…
Daniel Kohn / May 15, 2020

Lee Ranaldo Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’

Earlier this year, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo released a collaborative new album with Raul Refree and also launched his own Bandcamp page where he shared…
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2020

Sonic Youth Drop 1993 Live Album Blastic Scene

Sonic Youth technically have been inactive since 2011, but over the past few months, the band has have released a bunch of material that's been…
SPIN Staff / May 4, 2020

Thurston Moore Encourages American Fans to Vote With New Song ‘May Daze’

Thurston Moore released a new song today to encourage American voters to vote. "May Daze" is a hazy political track recorded with producer Paul Epworth at…
Katrina Nattress / May 2, 2020

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Shares Three Rare Releases on Bandcamp

Lee Ranaldo is officially on Bandcamp. The Sonic Youth co-founder has uploaded three rare releases — DEMONS: MUSIC FOR STAGE AND SCREEN (a limited Switzerland…
Katrina Nattress / April 19, 2020

Thurston Moore Shares Unreleased Song From 2016

Thurston Moore has shared an outtake from his work with Thurston Moore Group a few weeks after unveiling songs from  Chelsea Light Moving. The…
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2020

Sonic Youth Release 12 New Live Archive Shows

Over the past year or so, Sonic Youth has steadily released archived shows from throughout their career. As most folks are at home in quarantine,…
SPIN Staff / March 27, 2020

Kim Gordon Announces First Solo Tour Dates

Following the release of her solo debut, No Home Record, last October, Kim Gordon is finally taking it on the road. The multi-instrumentalist and Sonic…
Emily Tan / February 26, 2020

Lee Ranaldo and Raul Refree on Their New Album, Writing Lyrics with Jonathan Lethem and Archival Sonic Youth Projects

Lee Ranaldo, 64, is an elder statesman of American indie rock and experimental guitar, best known as a founding member of Sonic Youth. Raul Refree,…
Al Shipley / February 25, 2020

Lee Ranaldo’s 10 Best Albums

Lee Ranaldo spent three decades playing guitar in Sonic Youth, as well as playing something of a George Harrison role in the band: the third…
Al Shipley / February 21, 2020

13 Essential Sonic Youth Songs That Put Kim Gordon Center Stage

As a bassist, singer, and guitarist in Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon was responsible for some of the band's most uncompromising songs. Here are 13 of…
Andy Cush / October 14, 2019

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Kim Gordon Releases Gorgeous New Album No Home Record

Kim Gordon's solo debut album No Home Record is now available in full. The multi-instrumentalist and former Sonic Youth member has so far released three…
Rob Arcand / October 11, 2019

Kim Gordon Delivers Perfect Distortion on New Single “Hungry Baby”

Kim Gordon has shared a new song from her upcoming solo debut, No Home Record. "Hungry Baby" is a distorted mass of guitar and percussion, building gradually…
Will Gottsegen / October 7, 2019
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