This week’s new releases include a new reissue of Sonic Youth’s ‘Daydream Nation,’ the first-ever vinyl pressing of Paul Westerberg’s ’14 Songs,’ a new studio album from former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond, and a new 3CD box set featuring a trio of albums from Half Japanese.
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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 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.’
It’s indie-rock icon Kim Gordon’s birthday today — she’s 58 — so we thought we’d mark the occasion by turning the clocks back to 1988 for this clip of Sonic Youth absolutely ripping through ‘Daydream Nation’ highlight ‘Cross the Breeze.’
The episode of ‘Austin City Limits’ featuring noise-rock mainstays Sonic Youth premiered this weekend, and now you can watch the whole thing online. The episode also features The Black Keys.
Just stumbled across this and had to share: Sonic Youth delivering a glorious, 12-minute version of ‘Expressway to Yr. Skull,’ off 1986’s ‘EVOL,’ that was filmed by Big Ass Lens at the band’s July 31 show in New York City’s Prospect Park.
The Library of Congress today added R.E.M.’s debut single ‘Radio Free Europe’ — one of the cornerstones of ’80s college rock — to its National Recording Registry, honoring the landmark song as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.’
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore today took to his new blog — Flowers & Cream, which he quietly launched earlier this month — to announce a pair of intriguing musical projects: a new solo album and book, plus a “trio” record with wife/bandmate Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono.
Tweet The members of Sonic Youth will be looking forward and backward in 2010, guitarist Lee Ranaldo says, as the band plans to both record […]