Tag: Sonic Youth

Stream: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

Stream: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo next week will release his new solo album ‘Between the Times and the Tides,’ but he’s decided to preview the record by streaming it online in full beginning this week. The record, a more traditional song-oriented effort than his more experimental solo material, will be released March 20 in the U.S.

Lee Ranaldo on Sonic Youth: ‘Somehow I can’t imagine it’s really the end of it’

Lee Ranaldo on Sonic Youth: ‘Somehow I can’t imagine it’s really the end of it’

Lee Ranaldo may have an excellent new solo album to promote — ‘Between the Times and the Tides,’ due out March 20 on Matador Records — but he’s invariably going to be asked at every turn about the future of Sonic Youth, given last year’s break-up of bandmates and spouses Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.

Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Off the Wall’ — first single off ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

Video: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Off the Wall’ — first single off ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

Still more than a month before the arrival of his new solo album ‘Between the Times and the Tides,’ Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has released a video for the record’s first single, ‘Off the Wall.’ The clip, seen above, features live footage of Ranaldo performing in Brooklyn mixed in with other footage shot by Ranaldo himself.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (February 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (February 2012)

This month’s Auto Reverse mixtape includes new music from The Wedding Present and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, plus new remixes of The Cure and Depeche Mode and plenty of old faves by the likes of The Chills, Kraftwerk, Squeeze, Oingo Boingo, The Go-Betweens and many, many more.

Dinosaur Jr to release ‘Bug Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of Fans’ on DVD, Blu-ray

Dinosaur Jr to release ‘Bug Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of Fans’ on DVD, Blu-ray

Dinosaur Jr fans who missed the reunited trio’s limited run of shows featuring a full-album performance of 1988’s ‘Bug’ last year can now relive the experience vicariously through six fans who were selected to document the band’s June 25, 2011, show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., for a new DVD and Blu-ray out next month.

Free MP3: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Off the Wall’ — first track from ‘Between the Tides and the Times’

Free MP3: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Off the Wall’ — first track from ‘Between the Tides and the Times’

Matador Records today debuted the first track off Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo’s forthcoming solo album ‘Between the Times and the Tides.’ The 3-minute ‘Off the Wall’ — a gentle, mid-tempo rocker that mixes acoustic and shimmering electric guitars — can be streamed or downloaded here.

The Week in Rock: Nov. 13-19, 2011

The Week in Rock: Nov. 13-19, 2011

Our round-up of what made headlines at Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past week includes posts about New Order, Joy Division, Morrissey, the Pixies, Sonic Youth, Kate Bush, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall and much, much more.

Video: Sonic Youth in Sao Paulo, Brazil — watch what could be band’s final concert

Video: Sonic Youth in Sao Paulo, Brazil — watch what could be band’s final concert

Sonic Youth wrapped up a short South American tour last night with a 70-minute set at the SWU Music & Arts Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil — something that normally wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy, except that it might have been the legendary noise-rockers’ final performance after 30 years together.

The Week in Rock: Nov. 6-12, 2011

The Week in Rock: Nov. 6-12, 2011

Our round-up of the past week’s highlights on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about Duran Duran, Big Country, Peter Gabriel, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Pet Shop Boys, R.E.M. and Brian Eno, Morrissey, Killing Joke and The Stone Roses — plus our free November mixtape.

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo to release ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ in March

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo to release ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ in March

The future of Sonic Youth may still be uncertain, but fans can at least take solace in Matador Records’ announcement today that Lee Ranaldo will release a new solo album called ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ next spring — and judging by the recent live debut of the songs, it’s a fairly rock-oriented affair.

The Week in Rock: Oct. 9-15, 2011

The Week in Rock: Oct. 9-15, 2011

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about about Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, The Mission, Big Country, New Order, Robyn Hitchcock and much, much more, plus news on how to score a free Slicing Up Eyeballs sticker.

Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announce separation; future of Sonic Youth uncertain

Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announce separation; future of Sonic Youth uncertain

After 27 years of marriage and 30 years as bandmates, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon today issued a statement announcing they’ve separated, and while Sonic Youth will honor its South American touring commitments next month, the future of the band is uncertain.

The Week in Rock: Sept. 4-10, 2011

The Week in Rock: Sept. 4-10, 2011

Welcome to Slicing Up Eyeballs’ new weekly feature: the Week in Rock, which, as its name implies, rounds up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past, uh, week. Basically, it’s one-stop shopping for any readers who might have been too busy during the week to keep tabs on all the headlines.

Video: ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke’ DVD trailer, featuring Sonic Youth, Nirvana

Video: ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke’ DVD trailer, featuring Sonic Youth, Nirvana

With its release now less than a week away, Sonic Youth has issued a short, two-minute trailer for the long-overdue DVD release of ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke,’ the concert film that chronicled the band’s tour of Europe that year with opening act Nirvana.