Lee Ranaldo

Review: Lee Ranaldo’s Electric Trim Is Strange, Sprawling, and Occasionally Compelling

"Circular (Right as Rain)," the first single from Lee Ranaldo’s new album Electric Trim, was the platonic ideal of a solo song from a…
Andy Cush / September 15, 2017

Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced Featuring Lee Ranaldo, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Josh Ritter, and More

Brooklyn label Royal Potato Family is putting out a CD and vinyl release of a live Leonard Cohen tribute concert that occurred in January of this…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 31, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

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

A New Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Will Feature Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, More

The latest tribute to Leonard Cohen, following up a star-powered show in San Francisco last month, is a benefit concert in Brooklyn on January 24th entitled…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 19, 2016

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s ‘Cortez the Killer’ With Fred Armisen and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo

Update: Dinosaur Jr. played their third show for their ongoing 30th anniversary residency at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night, where the band brought out some more special…
Rachel Brodsky / December 5, 2015

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Shred ‘Conan’ Gently With ‘Lecce, Leaving’

Rock solid post-Sonic Youth band Lee Renaldo and the Dust hit Conan on Thursday night to perform "Lecce, Leaving." Accompanied by his former bandmate Steve Shelly…
Chris Martins / December 13, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Stretch Out on Fall LP’s Blazing ‘Lecce, Leaving’

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust now officially have a fall album on the way in time for their scheduled fall tour, and the first advance…
Marc Hogan / August 13, 2013

Lee Ranaldo Channels Goat-Boy on Drifting, Immersive ‘Boujeloudia Magick’

As a guitarist, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo (tied for SPIN's No. 1 guitarist of all-time) has always brought a youth of classic rock and pop…
Marc Hogan / August 9, 2013

See Sonic Youth on Tour This Fall — as Three Separate Bands

All four Sonic Youth members are touring this fall — in three separate bands. The quartet hasn't performed together since finishing a South American tour…
Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

Various Artists, ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’ (Hear Music/Concord)

Does our intimate knowledge of Fleetwood Mac's internecine drama enrich our experience of the band's music? Or does the excellence of that music endow that…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 14, 2012

Afghan Whigs-Curated ATP Festival Moves to New York, Loses Louis C.K.

All Tomorrow's Parties, SPIN's favorite weekend getaway of the year, has just turned into a monster staycation. Due to "unavoidable logistical concerns, along with a…
SPIN Staff / July 13, 2012