Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include new albums from Gary Numan and Lee Ranaldo, and the ‘Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave’ box set.
Tag: Lee Ranaldo
Nearing the end of a December swing across the West Coast, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo brought his new band The Dust — featuring SY drummer Steve Shelley — to TBS’ “Conan” show last night to perform “Lecce, Leaving,” the opening track to the band’s 2013 album Last Night on Earth.
Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo returns this October with a new band — Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, featuring SY drummer Steve Shelley, plus guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel — and a new album, the 10-track Last Night on Earth, which will be released Oct. 8 by Matador Records, the label announced this week.
Fans of Sonic Youth may still be struggling to get over the presumed end of the legendary noise-rock band, but there is good news ahead: The band’s four members all will be on tour in the U.S. this fall — albeit separately, for the most part — and three of the four have new music due out later this year.
Last night at New York City’s Terminal 5, the reunited Dinosaur Jr celebrated the 25th anniversary of You’re Living All Over Me by playing the 1987 album in its entirety and then enlisting members of The Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth, The Replacements and The Melvins to help blast through a second, career-spanning set.
Sonic Youth today announced that it finally will release a long-in-the-works archival, 14-track live album that was recorded on 4-track cassette on Aug. 11, 1985, at Chicago’s Smart Bar while the band was touring the U.S. in support of the the release earlier that year of the group’s second studio album, ‘Bad Moon Rising.’
The future of Sonic Youth may remain in doubt following last year’s Kim Gordon-Thurston Moore split, but the band is working on a host of archival projects, according to Lee Ranaldo, including a live album recorded in 1985, a previously unseen 1986 concert film and a possible deluxe-edition reissue of 1987’s ‘Sister.’
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.
Check out the opening track from the forthcoming ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,’ a new take — by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo with an assist from Dinosaur Jr shredder J Mascis — on the Peter Green-era instrumental hit ‘Albatross.’ The album arrives Aug. 14.
This week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines include news about The Cure, The Stone Roses, Pixies, The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke, Bob Mould, Meat Puppets, Budgie, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Madness, Sonic Youth, Peter Gabriel and PiL — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape for your downloading pleasure.
Here’s video shot in the last week of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore covering the Rolling Stones’ ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)’ in Rio and bandmate Lee Ranaldo doing his take on Talking Heads”Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,’ before segueing into his own song ‘Fire Island (Phases),’ in Barcelona.
Our latest link round-up features sad news about Men at Work’s Greg Ham, who was found dead today in his Australian home, plus a 1990 interview with Mark E. Smith about his record collection, a chat with Lee Ranaldo about the future of Sonic Youth, and a webstream of the new electronic Dinosaur Jr project.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about New Order, Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Ultravox, Peter Hook, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Lee Ranaldo, Killing Joke, ‘Dance Craze,’ Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, The Cult, Dreams So Real and Soundgarden.