Tag: Kim Gordon

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.

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.

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.

Milestones: Kim Gordon turns 58 today; watch Sonic Youth play ‘Cross the Breeze’ in 1988

Milestones: Kim Gordon turns 58 today; watch Sonic Youth play ‘Cross the Breeze’ in 1988

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.’

Milestones: Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo is 55 today; check out ‘Goo’ standout ‘Mote’

Milestones: Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo is 55 today; check out ‘Goo’ standout ‘Mote’

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo turns 55 today, so we thought we’d honor the band’s least-known voice with one of his best-loved songs: ‘Mote,’ off 1990’s ‘Goo.’

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore blogs about new solo album/book, Yoko Ono collaboration

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore blogs about new solo album/book, Yoko Ono collaboration

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.

Video: Sonic Youth performs ‘EVOL’ classic ‘Starpower’ on ‘Gossip Girl’

Video: Sonic Youth performs ‘EVOL’ classic ‘Starpower’ on ‘Gossip Girl’

As threatened, indie-rock legends Sonic Youth took to the tube last night, making an appearance on teen soap “Gossip Girl” to perform “Starpower” off 1986’s […]

Download free MP3 of new Sonic Youth track ‘Sacred Trickster’

Download free MP3 of new Sonic Youth track ‘Sacred Trickster’

Fans of Sonic Youth this week got the first official taste of the band’s forthcoming The Eternal, as Matador Records posted the album’s first MP3— […]

Sonic Youth’s new book ‘Sensational Fix’ to include 4 unreleased tracks on vinyl

Sonic Youth’s new book ‘Sensational Fix’ to include 4 unreleased tracks on vinyl

Nearly overlooked amid the buzz surrounding Sonic Youth’s forthcoming, back-to-the-indies album is the band’s hefty new book, which is due to be published next week. […]