Archive for the 'Sonic Youth' Category

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 […]

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

August 13th, 2002 Boston, Massachusetts, WERS Radio. Thurston, Lee, and Jim performed acoustic versions of “Empty Page,” “Disconnection Notice” and “Rain on Tin,” before their gig that evening, in support of the Murray Street LP. I was just queuing these up for an upcoming show — great stuff, download two of the three tracks below. […]

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Sonic Youth fan? If so you’re surely aware the group is playing several dates this summer in which they will be performing their 1988 album Daydream Nation in it’s entirety. Part of All Tomorrow’s Parties Don’t Look Back Series, this is ye Holy Grail for old school indie rock fans. Here at the Drunkard home […]