Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trickster" artwork

Fans of Sonic Youth this week got the first official taste of the band’s forthcoming The Eternal, as Matador Records posted the album’s first MP3— the Kim Gordon-sung “Sacred Trickster” — online for free download.

The record doesn’t come out until June 8, but those who pre-order it through Matador’s Buy Early Get Now program will be able to begin streaming it Tuesday (as well as get a free, exclusive live LP).

Matador describes the track as “a 2:10 out-of-the gate hardcore matinee track with Kim singing salutes to French painter Yves Klein and Western Massachusetts noise artist Noise Nomads.”

Hear it for yourself here (right-click to download).

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