Sonic Youth will launch a new reissue campaign focused on the band’s ’80s pre-Geffen releases next month with new CD and 2LP pressings of landmark 1988 album Daydream Nation as well as a new CD edition of The Whitey Album, released that same year under the name Ciccone Youth, the group announced this week on its website.
Those two titles are due out June 10 via the band’s own label and distributed by Revolver/Midheaven. They’ll be followed by LP and CD editions of Sonic Youth’s out-of-print pre-Geffen catalog, including Confusion is Sex (1983), Bad Moon Rising (1985), EVOL (1986) and Sister (1987), plus a DVD edition of the band’s 1995 video compilation “Screaming Fields of Sonic Love” — “with bonus material.”
The defunct band’s announcement includes no tracklists or indications there will be any bonus material, aside from the “Screaming Fields of Sonic Love” DVD. While Daydream Nation has received a deluxe reissue in recent years — both in 2CD and 4LP editions — the earlier albums have not.
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