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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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Silence Is Golden

In 1959, University of Detroit staffers slipped three silent 45s into the student union jukebox, designed to allow the purchase of peace and quiet during…
Jonathan Rowe / March 12, 2021

Thurston Moore Releases Surprise New Instrumental Album, Screen Time

A day after his daughter Coco Gordon-Moore debuted in his ex-wife Kim Gordon's video for "Hungry Baby" video, Sonic Youth singer-guitarist Thurston Moore dropped a surprise new…
Katherine Turman / February 5, 2021

Kim Gordon Shares ‘Hungry Baby’ Video

Musician, author and multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon released a video for her song "Hungry Baby," directed by Clara Balzary and starring Coco Gordon-Moore. The song…
Katherine Turman / February 4, 2021

Thurston Moore on New LP, 2020 Election, Meeting Our Publication’s Founder

Calling from England a few days before the release of his new LP, By the Fire, Thurston Moore admits the dire situation of…
Ron Hart / November 5, 2020

The Cribs Enlist Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo for ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’

The Cribs and Lee Ranaldo are back together again, 13 years later. The indie rockers enlisted the Sonic Youth guitarist for their Monday-released track,…
Brenton Blanchet / September 21, 2020

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
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