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 less than 8 hours ago.

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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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’14 Oct 27 Mon

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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’14 Oct 21 Tue

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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  • What's going on Tuesday? (CMJ, Thurston Moore, Inter Arma, Horrors, James, Secret Chiefs 3, DIIV, Wreckless Eric & more)

    Thurston Moore w/ Sonic Youth in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

    Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

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  • Album Review: Thurston Moore – The Best Day

    The Sonic Youth guitar giant reins in the noise without blunting his edge.

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  • Thurston Moore: The Best Day

    Thurston Moore's most ambitious solo album and possibly the best Sonic Youth-related release since 2004's Sonic Nurse.

    At a glance, The Best Day readies itself to do what Washing Machine did for Sonic Youth’s discography in the '90s: a return to “form” after the brief detour through the alternative rock-leaning Goo, grunge-y Dirty and everywhere-at-once Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, albums that were hardly the departures some have made them out to be. To wit: song lengths on The Best Day are longer on average than they were on Thurston…

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’14 Oct 20 Mon

Monday 20th October

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