Tag: Lee Ranaldo

New releases: Paul Weller, Wedding Present, Lee Ranaldo, Frank Black, Toy Dolls, B-52s

New releases: Paul Weller, Wedding Present, Lee Ranaldo, Frank Black, Toy Dolls, B-52s

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Paul Weller, The Wedding Present, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, John Foxx and the Maths and the Toy Dolls, plus a live album from Frank Black and the Catholics, a live DVD/Blu-ray from The B-52s, and best-ofs from Erasure and Stiff Little Fingers.

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.

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.

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

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.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 5-11, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 5-11, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Dexys Midnight Runners, Fad Gadget, Dalis Car, The La’s, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Killing Joke and The Godfathers — plus news of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s return to the U.S. this spring.

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.

The Week in Rock: Jan. 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: Jan. 8-14, 2012

This week’s edition of The Week in Rock features headlines about Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke, The Cure, World Party, Peter Murphy, Morrissey, Bob Mould, fIREHOSE, IanMcCulloch, David Bowie, Grinderman, Jane’s Addiction and more.

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.

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.

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.