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Thurston Moore Shares New 12-Minute Song ‘Siren’

Sonic Youth found Thurston Moore shared his new 12-minute single, "Siren," along with a short film of a mermaid fantasy as its accompanying visual. The…
Katherine Turman / September 2, 2020

Sonic Youth, Mudhoney Members Unearth Stooges Cover Recorded in 1997

Supergroup recorded the track for Todd Haynes' 1998 film Velvet Goldmine and this is one of the leftover songs that didn't make the soundtrack…
Katherine Turman / August 18, 2020

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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The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Thurston Moore Shares ‘Cantaloupe’ Off Upcoming Solo Album

After announcing a new solo album called By The Fire a couple of weeks ago, Thurston Moore shared another track off the project on Friday. "'Cantaloupe'
Katrina Nattress / July 4, 2020

Don’t Give Me Your Soul: The Oral History of Sonic Youth’s Goo

By 1990, Sonic Youth no longer belonged to the cool kids. Before Goo was released that June, they were a band you had to read…
Ron Hart / June 26, 2020

The 10 Best Punk and Alternative Bob Dylan Covers

Bob Dylan is one of the most widely covered artists in popular music – hit versions of his songs by the Byrds and Peter, Paul…
Al Shipley / June 19, 2020

Sonic Youth Release 12 New Archival Projects

Sonic Youth had added to their ever-growing library on Bandcamp, and just in time for the site's fundraiser. The group has dropped 12…
Daniel Kohn / June 5, 2020

Thurston Moore Shares New 9-Minute Song

In recent months, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has shared a bunch of outtakes, rarities and what-not on his Bandcamp page. But that changed.
Daniel Kohn / June 3, 2020

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
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