Archive for the 'Sonic Youth' Category

Friday, January 13th, 2012

First taste from Lee Ranaldo’s upcoming solo full-length, Between The Times And Tides, out March 20th via Matador Records. More Ranaldo news/etc over on his the Sonic Youth page (keep an eye out for 2012 tour dates). MP3: Lee Ranaldo :: Off The Wall

Monday, November 30th, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Do you watch Gossip Girl? Me neither, but apparently Sonic Youth do and made a guest appearance on the show last night (you can check out the cameo via Videogum, here). In short, the band play a wedding reception – specifically an acoustic version of “Star Power” (originally off Evol) which you can download for […]

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Without giving too much away, let’s just say you will be reading a lot about Sonic Youth’s Murray Street on AD in the near future.  On August 13, 2002, WERS Radio in Boston hosted Thurston, Lee, and Jim as they performed acoustic versions of the first three tracks off Murray Street’s side A: “Empty Page,” […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Switching gears entirely, and the words of John Cleese, “and now for something completely different.”  With the release of Sonic Youth’s The Eternal earlier this summer I’ve been working in tracks from Evol and Sister on ye olde aquarium drunkard radio show.  Actually, that’s not entirely true as I tend to consistently pull from these […]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Rounding out their third decade as a band, with sixteen full-length records under their belt, Sonic Youth once again find themselves back on an independent label, Matador Records, after nearly two decades under the wing of  Geffen/Universal.  This is only worth mentioning as trivia as Sonic Youth is not band known for pandering to its […]

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Released in 1989 (wow, a whole twenty years ago) The Bridge – A Tribute To Neil Young boasts an impressive array of artists representing a wide swath of the, then, contemporary “alternative” music scene.  The set is culled from a fairly diverse pool of left of center talent including, but not limited to, Nick Cave, […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I’ve spent roughly a week and a half with Sonic Youth’s upcoming LP The Eternal (SY’s Matador Records debut). Remember in February when we we discussed event albums?  Well, this is most definitely one of mine.  The label just released the album’s lead off track, “Sacred Trickster”, as a free mp3 feeler.  Barely over two […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Juno: Loved both the film, and its use of music. While it may have seemed a bit out of place in terms of the overall mood of the music used throughout the film (see the soundtrack here), I personally loved the inclusion of Sonic Youth’s cover of “Superstar.” As a musical set piece, for those […]