Reissues — May 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

Sonic Youth to launch new reissue campaign with ‘Daydream Nation,’ ‘The Whitey Album’

Sonic Youth Daydream Nation

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.






  1. It’s about friggin time!

  2. Very interesting! The deluxe edition of Daydream that was released years ago sounds like crap.It’s overly compressed, loud, you know the way most remastered cds sound these days. I pretty much just play the live disc from this edition. So hopefully this new verison will sound better.

  3. Charles K

    Daydream has got to be the most overrated album to come out of the 80’s from the American Indie scene.

    • How exactly is it over-rated? No other band was altering their gear the way this band was, detuning and using specific guitars for specific songs. the only other band using feedback the way they were was jesus and mary chain. The album was included in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry with good reason. That’s hardly over-rated.

  4. discojerk

    They were never as good as they were cool.

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