Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Announce Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008, Release Live Version of “Bull in the Heather”

On June 7, Matador Records will release Sonic Youth's live album Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008. The record was previously only available as a bonus…
Maggie Serota / May 23, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Check Out This Fascinating Document of Early Indie Rock Bands Covering Each Other

The Pixies covering the Jesus and Mary Chain. Yo La Tengo covering Beat Happening. Sonic Youth covering Mudhoney. Mudhoney covering Sonic Youth. If you are a…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2019

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

Sonic Youth Selling Over 200 Pieces of Gear and Memorabilia

Sonic Youth have teamed up with marketplace Reverb to sell over 200 pieces of career-spanning memorabilia, gear, and more, which is a vast upgrade from…
Isabella Castro-Cota / October 24, 2018

Sonic Youth to Hold “30 Years of Daydream Nation” Film Event

Sonic Youth are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic 1988 album Daydream Nation with a mini-film festival in Portland on October 20 at the…
Maggie Serota / October 4, 2018

Kim Gordon on Sonic Youth Working With Cypress Hill: “I’m Not Sure How Much I Smoked”

The making of the soundtrack for the 1993 film Judgment Night is the subject of a new Rolling Stone oral history. For those of you weren't alive then and/or don't…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 13, 2018

Kim Gordon Announces New Body/Head Record, Discusses Upcoming Solo Album

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon appeared on the Consequence of Sound/91.9 WFPK podcast Kyle Meredith With... earlier this week and shared some information about her planned upcoming musical…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 3, 2018

Some of Sonic Youth’s Old Pedals Are for Sale on eBay

Former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley is selling some vintage pedals used by the band on eBay. Unfortunately, as the note on the listings specifies,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 19, 2018

Thurston Moore – “Mx Liberty”

The former Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore remains busy. Last year, Moore released the solo album Rock N Roll Consciousness and teamed up with This Heat’s Charles…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / February 1, 2018

Video: Lee Ranaldo – “Uncle Skeleton”

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has released a spooky, sensual new visual for "Uncle Skeleton," off of his latest solo LP, Electric Trim. This is the third video Ranaldo has…
Arielle Gordon / October 24, 2017

Sonic Youth’s January 1989 Daydream Nation Feature: Bring The White Noise

It's 1971, and sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's tooth hurts like a bitch. He calls the pharmacy, and when he answers the door to receive…
Erik Davis / October 19, 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

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
Page 1 of 7