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 9 hours ago.

’15 Apr 26 Sun

Sunday 26th April

’15 Apr 22 Wed

Wednesday 22nd April

  • Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

    A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.

    The lineup of Masami "Merzbow" Akita, Mats Gustafsson, and Balázs Pándi was already a dream team when the trio recorded their 2013 album Cuts, but for the encore they upped the ante considerably, adding Thurston Moore to form a quartet of the improvisational scene's heaviest hitters. It isn't the first time Moore has worked with the pair of Gustafsson and Merzbow, as both featured on the Andre Sider af Sonic Youth album in 2008, but…

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’15 Apr 13 Mon

Monday 13th April

  • Sonic Youth Give 'EVOL' Vinyl Reissue

    Little by little, Sonic Youth's Goofin imprint has been bringing the noise-saturated back catalogue back to vinyl. With an expanded wax edition of Bad Moon Rising due in stores tomorrow (April 14), the alternative icons have now revealed that the next reissue to arrive will be follow-up effort EVOL. A press release explains that the latest pressing of the group's third full-length will be out on LP on July 21. It also arrives on CD. The 1986 LP is notable for being the first full-length to feature drummer Steve Shelley, who replaced Bob Bert. The collection was cut at...

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’15 Apr 8 Wed

Wednesday 8th April

  • Invisible Things (US Maple, Parts & Labor, Marnie Stern's band) announce 'Time As One Axis' (stream a track)

    by Andrew Sacher

    Guitarist Mark Shippy of now-defunct math rockers US Maple and drummer Jim Sykes of now-defunct experimental rockers Parts & Labor first met as members of Marnie Stern's band, and they've since formed their own project, Invisible Things. Given their background, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise what Invisible Things sound like. New single "Kniii..." is driving eccentric noise rock, covered in distortion but not to the point where anything sounds unclear. It's good stuff, and you can check out the stream premiering below.

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’15 Mar 18 Wed

Wednesday 18th March

  • Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'We’re not a bunch of boys who’ve got everything, whinging about nothing'

    Out from the gloomy post-Britpop lull came the intergalactic rock band Muse, all the way from … Devon. As the band prepare to release their seventh album, Drones, here’s an interview from January 2000, originally published in Uncut and resurrected by Rock’s Backpages

    It gets mighty lonely down in the shabby, far-flung resort towns of Devon. Especially in winter, when the sea becomes a slate-grey storm cauldron and the sky an unforgiving slab of Wagnerian gloom. There’s not much for an ambitious young rock trio to do besides pack up and lose themselves in London, or stay behind and pour every last drop of their frustrated, choked-up souls into heart-wrenching, doom-punk epics.

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’15 Mar 16 Mon

Monday 16th March

’15 Mar 12 Thu

Thursday 12th March

  • Watch Carrie Brownstein Interview Kim Gordon On Her Memoir Girl In A Band

    Last month, Kim Gordon published her memoir, Girl In A Band, a book that chronicles the Sonic Youth member’s life as an artist, musician, and mother, as well her romantic relationship with bandmate Thurston Moore. On March 10, Gordon was interviewed by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center as part of their […]

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’15 Mar 11 Wed

Wednesday 11th March

  • Bush Tetras celebrating 35th anniversary in NYC with guests

    NYC post-punk legends Bush Tetras will celebrate their 35th anniversary this year with a hometown show on May 1 at Le Poisson Rouge. The band's lineup for the show is Pat Place, Cynthia Sley, Dee Pop, Julia Murphy, and they're presenting it in memory of original bassist Laura Kennedy, who passed away in 2011.

    Opening is Karyn Kuhl, singer of '80s band Gut Bank and '90s band Sexpod, and she'll be joined by original Gang of Four drummer Hugo Burnham and Don Fleming of various bands including Gumball, Dim Stars (with Richard Hell and half of Sonic Youth), Half Japanese and more. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

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’15 Mar 8 Sun

Sunday 8th March

  • Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon

    A brave and revealing glimpse into the more introverted side of the former Sonic Youth frontwoman.

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  • Sun Kil Moon shares new song from LP, announces tour

    Sun Kil Moon's new album Universal Themes comes out June 2 via his own Caldo Verde Records, and he's now released a new song from it, "Ali/Spinks 2." Listen below, via Spin.

    SKM has also announced a tour. He's playing shows in Asia and Australia this month, and he'll hit Europe and North America later in the year. Some shows feature Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley (who also played on the new album) on drums, and some have Slowdive's Neil Halstead on guitar.

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