Tag: Sonic Youth

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Nikolaos Katranis and Russell Craig Richardson are working on a four-part documentary series on post-punk music, based on Simon Reynolds’ book “Rip It Up and Start Again.”

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of the Banshees to release album as LXB

Two key drummers of the early post-punk era — The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures — have formed a new band called LXB that could release its already-recorded debut album before the end of this year, the two announced during an interview on Sirius XM’s Volume.

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to embark on debut solo tour in support of ‘No Home Record’

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to embark on debut solo tour in support of ‘No Home Record’

Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon will embark on her first-ever solo tour this year, performing concerts across Europe and North America this spring and summer in support of her debut album No Home Record, which was released last October. Full dates and details right here.

R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, Oingo Boingo, Squeeze may have lost tapes in UMG fire

R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, Oingo Boingo, Squeeze may have lost tapes in UMG fire

The list of artists who are believed to have lost tapes in the 2008 fire that destroyed a Universal Music Group warehouse at Universal Studios in Los Angeles includes R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, The Police, Squeeze, The Dream Syndicate, Oingo Boingo, Suzanne Vega, Adam Ant, Joe Jackson and more.

Stream this goldmine of ’80s/’90s live tapes from Sonic Youth, The Fall, Hüsker Dü, Pixies and more

Stream this goldmine of ’80s/’90s live tapes from Sonic Youth, The Fall, Hüsker Dü, Pixies and more

If you, like us, are a sucker for those hissy, you-are-there live tapes recorded from the back of dingy rock clubs, drop everything you’re doing and behold The McKenzie Tapes, a site that’s been sharing live recordings made in the ’80s and ’90s of bands that performed at the famed Maxwell’s club in Hoboken, N.J,

Thurston Moore to release new album ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’ — hear first single

Thurston Moore to release new album ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’ — hear first single

Former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore returns later this month with Rock N Roll Consciousness, first new album in two years, which was recorded with his current touring band that includes former SY compatriot Steve Shelley on drums and My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe on bass.

New releases: Sonic Youth, Paul Westerberg, Marc Almond, Half Japanese

New releases: Sonic Youth, Paul Westerberg, Marc Almond, Half Japanese

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.

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

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

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.

Video: Lee Ranaldo and The Dust perform ‘Lecce, Leaving’ on Conan

Video: Lee Ranaldo and The Dust perform ‘Lecce, Leaving’ on Conan

Nearing the end of a December swing across the West Coast, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo brought his new band The Dust — featuring SY drummer Steve Shelley — to TBS’ “Conan” show last night to perform “Lecce, Leaving,” the opening track to the band’s 2013 album Last Night on Earth.

Stream: Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, ‘Lecce, Leaving’ — off new LP ‘Last Night on Earth’

Stream: Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, ‘Lecce, Leaving’ — off new LP ‘Last Night on Earth’

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo returns this October with a new band — Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, featuring SY drummer Steve Shelley, plus guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel — and a new album, the 10-track Last Night on Earth, which will be released Oct. 8 by Matador Records, the label announced this week.

Sonic Youth’s members releasing new music, touring the U.S. this fall — separately

Sonic Youth’s members releasing new music, touring the U.S. this fall — separately

Fans of Sonic Youth may still be struggling to get over the presumed end of the legendary noise-rock band, but there is good news ahead: The band’s four members all will be on tour in the U.S. this fall — albeit separately, for the most part — and three of the four have new music due out later this year.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy, Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb at Reading  — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy, Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb at Reading — 1991

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a series of clips of what host Dave Kendall announces as “the first-ever international edition of ‘120 Minutes,'” broadcast in August 1991 from England’s Reading Festival. Kendall chats up The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch and members of Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb and James.

Video: Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Aimee Mann send off SNL’s Fred Armisen

Video: Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Aimee Mann send off SNL’s Fred Armisen

Tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale was notable for its final appearances by a number of soon-to-be-former castmembers, including, in all likelihood, Fred Armisen, who reprised his Ian Rubbish punk character with a live band that included Kim Gordon, Steve Jones, J Mascis, Carrie Brownstein, Aimee Mann and more.

Stream: Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Chelsea Light Moving’ — debut from Thurston Moore’s new band

Stream: Chelsea Light Moving, ‘Chelsea Light Moving’ — debut from Thurston Moore’s new band

It’s still two weeks until once and future(?) Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore releases the self-titled debut album from his new band Chelsea Light Moving, but you can go ahead and listen to the whole thing now after it premiered late last night on NPR Music. Check out the full stream via the player here.