Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

January 5th, 2020 · Comments Off on Eric Greenwood’s Top Albums of 2019

1. Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains (Drag City) When David Berman returned suddenly after a self-imposed, decade-long exile, it was cause for celebration. Seeing the world through Berman’s – by turns – caustic, witty, scholarly, devastating, absurd, and wry lens was sorely missed and missing from independent music at large. His suicide merely weeks after his […]

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Kim Gordon Talks Life Post-Sonic Youth

June 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stereogum just posted a great interview with Kim Gordon, where she opens up about life post-Sonic Youth: Also when you’ve been in a relationship for a really long time and that comes to an end … you know, so my identity was so tied up with Sonic Youth and my relationship and my marriage and […]

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Sonic Youth Releasing Vintage Live Set

September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Even though the band is being coy about its future after the marital break-up of guitarist Thurston Moore and bassist Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth has released plans for a vintage live set due out November 14, 2012. Sonic Youth’s Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 will be released via the band’s own Goofin’ imprint on double […]

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(Hopefully Not) Sonic Youth’s Last Concert Ever

November 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

After issuing a joint statement announcing an end to their 27-year marriage via their record company, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon essentially gave Sonic Youth an expiration date (because being in a band with your ex probably wouldn’t pan out too well). It’s hard to imagine a world without Sonic Youth. The band has been […]

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Coco Gordon Is Punk Rocker

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Coco Gordon Is Punk Rocker

Hard to believe that Kim and Thurston from Sonic Youth have a daughter old enough to start her own punk band. When I first read the news clip over at Pitchfork, I was trying to do the math to figure out how old she must be by now, and it just made me feel old. […]

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Sonic Youth on Gossip Girl: Ugh

October 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

So, The Sonic Youths were on Gossip Girl last night. It was so weird and uncomfortable. Worlds colliding and all that. And Kim Gordon officiated Rufus and Lily’s wedding? It made me cringe in places I don’t even understand. And an acoustic version of “Star Power” is not what the doctor ordered. I know Kim […]

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New Sonic Youth “Trickster” mp3

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Sonic Youth “Trickster” mp3

Matador has just released the first mp3 from Sonic Youth’s highly anticipated new record, The Eternal, due out June 9. It’s an aggressive showcase of the classic Sonic Youth sound with Kim Gordon’s patented yelp over a shower of surging yet oddly tuned (of course) guitars. Easily the band at its most powerful and rocking. […]

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