Sonic Youth

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

Kim Gordon Recalls That Time She Got Busted Smoking Weed at Disneyland

Art-rock icon and former Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon is dishing some dirt ahead of the October 11 release of her debut solo album, No Home Record. Her…
Maggie Serota / October 4, 2019

10 Women the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Nominate This Year

When Janet Jackson entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019 in March, she closed her acceptance speech with a simple request: "Rock…
Al Shipley / October 4, 2019

Kim Gordon Releases New Single “Air BnB” With Satirical Accompanying Video

Kim Gordon has released "Air BnB," the second single from her upcoming album No Home Record. The former Sonic Youth member's song and accompanying video—which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 11, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie: Our 2005 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2005 Issue of SPIN. Bruce Springsteen walks into a photo studio in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, looking…
Brian Raftery / August 25, 2019

Kim Gordon Announces Debut Solo Album No Home Record, Releases Video for “Sketch Artist”

Kim Gordon has announced her debut solo album, No Home Record. The 9-track album is due out on October 11 via Matador Records. The former…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 20, 2019

Sonic Youth: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The street is filled with broken Malta bottles. The building's doorway is…
Bryron Coley / July 21, 2019

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
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