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Sonic Youth to Release 1986 ‘Spinhead Sessions,’ Share ‘Theme With Noise’

Frans Schellekens, Getty Images
Frans Schellekens, Getty Images

An album of all-instrumental demos the experimental alternative outfit recorded for the 1987 film 'Made in U.S.A.' will be released in June.

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Sonic Youth to Reissue Six More Albums on Vinyl

Sonic Youth
Michael Levine

The batch of reissues includes 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,' 'A Thousand Leaves,' 'NYC Ghosts & Flowers,' 'Murray Street,' 'Sonic Nurse' and 'Rather Ripped.'

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Filed Under: Category: Music, News, Vinyl

End of Love (Members of Big Star, Wilco, Sonic Youth) Announce New Album, Share ‘Fade Away’

Vitriolic
Vitriolic

The supergroup featuring Jay Deegan, Irwin Menken and Big Star's Jody Stephens enlisted Wilco's Nels Cline and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo for their upcoming LP.

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20 Years Ago: Sonic Youth Return to Their Experimental Roots with ‘Washing Machine’

Sonic Youth
Michael Levine

After the relatively pop-friendly 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,' Sonic Youth returned in 1995 with their most innovative album in years.

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11 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Sonic Youth

Peter Anderson
Peter Anderson

With such a long and storied career, there's bound to be some interesting bits of information buried somewhere in Sonic Youth's history.

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Thurston Moore Declares Support of Israel Boycott

Thurston Moore
Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images

Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore opened up about his recent cancelation of a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, and expressed support of the BDS Movement.

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Kim Gordon + J Mascis Collaborate on New Song, ‘Slow Boy’

Kim Gordon, J Mascis
Rommel Demano / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Listen to the collaboration from these two alternative icons.

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21 Years Ago: Sonic Youth Wipe Off the Grunge With ‘Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star’

Sonic Youth
Karl Walter, Getty Images

In the year 1994, grunge had transcended its “alternative” status to occupy a comfortable spot within the mainstream.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, Music, News

Kim Gordon Discusses Sonic Youth’s Final Show in Audiobook Excerpt

Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images
Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images

In her upcoming memoir, Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon says Sonic Youth's last show in 2011 wasn't the feel-good event it might have seemed to be.

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Kim Gordon: Lana Del Rey ‘Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is’

Kim Gordon / Lana Del Rey
Jemal Countess / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

In her memoir, Girl in a Book, Kim Gordon criticizes Lana Del Rey and her understanding of feminism.

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