Archive for the 'Sonic Youth' Category

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pavement played one hell of a show at London’s Brixton Academy on December 14, 1992. We know this because the BBC taped and broadcast the set — a set that was subsequently included on the classic Stray Slack bootleg, officially released as part of the 10th anniversary Slanted and Enchanted reissue, and finally put to […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Unlike many bands that sprouted out of the DIY ethos set into motion by the release of Black Flag’s Nervous Breakdown 7” in 1978, Sonic Youth were a few years into their long, influential run by the time that their first 7” was released in 1984 (“Death Valley ’69”). While both sides of the “Death […]

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 […]