News featuring Sonic Youth

The following news stories mention Sonic Youth. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

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Wednesday 26th November

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Sunday 23rd November

  • Couch Slut celebrating 'My Life As A Woman' at Acheron this weekend w/ Ora Iso & more (stream their LP)

    by Andrew Sacher

    NYC's Couch Slut have only been around for about a year but have quickly been leaving their mark on the local heavy scene. Their debut album, My Life As A Woman (that's the awesome cover art above), came out last month via Handshake Inc and is streaming below. It's kinda metal, kinda hardcore, and kinda noise rock. If you're into all three of those things, this album is definitely for you. But if say you're 100% not a metalhead, but you are into early Sonic Youth, there's plenty you'd dig here too. Needless to say, the album is heavy as all hell, though parts of the post-rocky "Rape Kit" are downright pretty. It's a diverse listen and only six songs -- check it out.

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Wednesday 19th November

  • Thurston Moore playing free Pandora show; The Hold Steady add 2nd Brooklyn show, play free Pandora show Friday

    Thurston Moore Band at Saint Vitus in October (more by PSquared)

    The Thurston Moore Band -- aka Thurston, his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums, My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass, and guitarist James Sedwards -- put out their SY-esque The Best Day earlier this year and recently toured it, hitting NYC twice. They have more dates coming up, including a return to NYC on December 11 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. That's a free show presented by Norton Antivirus and Pandora, but you have to RSVP to get in. All Thurston dates are listed below.

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Wednesday 12th November

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Thursday 30th October

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Wednesday 29th October

  • One Chord to Another: A Retrospective on the Records of Sloan

    We look through the varied and vivacious 20-year discography of Sloan album by album, charting this underrated group's significant achievements.

    We look through the varied and vivacious 20-year discography of Sloan album by album, charting this underrated group's significant achievements.  Artist: Sloan Album: Smeared Label: DGC Release Date: 1992 Display as: List Image: Smeared1992 Sloan's first album, Smeared, was released in 1992 on major label powerhouse DGC Records. Though it owes a lot to the music of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, it's overall sweeter, less serious, and more memorable than anything by…

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Monday 27th October

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Friday 24th October

  • Thurston Moore Band & PCPC (Parquet Courts + PC Worship) played Saint Vitus (pics, review, videos)

    photos by PSquared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher

    The Thurston Moore Band -- aka Thurston Moore, his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitarist James Sedwards -- brought their tour in support of their brand new album The Best Day to Saint Vitus Tuesday night ("we're on our tour of Northeast black metal clubs," Thurston joked on stage). Thurston's new album is the most Sonic Youth-sounding thing he's been involved with since The Eternal, and he's definitely got the right band for the job. James Sedwards is a bit more of a J Mascis type than a Lee Ranaldo (he threw a few wailing guitar solos in there), but Deb held down that SY-style bass playing really well and it was fun to watch her rock out on a small stage in comparison to seeing her with MBV last year. And…

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Tuesday 21st October

  • Get Reviews of Hey Rosetta!, Jessie Ware and Thurston Moore in Our New Release Roundup

    As the temperature continues to drop, so do the new music releases. Cozy up with some new additions to your music library in our New Release Roundup, brimming with reviews of all sorts of album releases from this week. So give it a read to catch up on what's new and notable, as well as a few you might have missed. Then, be sure to check out our Recently Reviewed section for more.

    East coast indie rock troupe Hey Rosetta! get this week started with their first record in four years, Second Sight. Continuing to successfully combine string arrangements with quintessential rock music sounds, the record also demonstrates a greater focus on depth and texture of production. Was the new material worth the four-year wait? Read our review to find out.

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  • Thurston Moore made a video for "Speak to the Wild"; tour with PCPC hits NYC twice this week (win tix to Rough Trade!)

    Thurston Moore Band (photo by Bebe Labree Besch)

    Thurston Moore releases his Sonic Youth-y new solo album, The Best Day, this week via Matador (stream it), and he's now made a video for the 8+ minute opening track, "Speak to the Wild," which was directed by Santiago Mostyn. You can check that out below.

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