Sonic Youth — Prospect Park, NYC on July 31, 2010

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Prospect Park, NYC on July 31, 2010

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Thurston Moore Announces New Album, Shares Video for “Smoke of Dreams”

Rock n Roll Consciousness Due Out April 28 via Caroline International

Mar 22, 2017

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) has announced a new album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, and shared a video for its first single, "Smoke of Dreams." Rock n Roll Consciousness is due out April 28 via Caroline International.  More

Sep 22, 2016

We reported yesterday that Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) is releasing a new single in support of jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning entitled "Chelsea's Kiss." You can now stream the near 8-minute long song below. The lyrics deal with "orders too gruesome to carry out" and are fittingly political in nature.

Thurston Moore to Release New Single in Support of Jailed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning

“Chelsea’s Kiss” To Be Released on Cassette Store Day

Sep 21, 2016

The current print issue of Under the Radar is our Protest Issue. It features artists holding protest signs of their own making. One of those artists is Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) and his sign says "Free Chelsea Manning."  More

Sep 13, 2016

Former Sonic Youth icon Kim Gordon has shared a brand new solo song entitled "Murdered Out." Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira) produced the song, which features Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint on drums. Listen below. Gordon shared a statement about the song, which is also below. More

Thurston Moore and Bernie Sanders Team Up to Release Flexi-Disc

"Feel It In Your Guts" Out Now via Joyful Noise for a Sanders Campaign Donation

Jun 01, 2016

Joyful Noise has announced a new flexi-disc release featuring Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It's titled "Feel It In Your Guts" and features a twelve-string acoustic guitar piece that has excerpts from Sanders' speeches mixed in.  More

Aug 18, 2015

Peaches is releasing her new album, Rub, on September 25 via I U She Music/INgrooves. Today she has shared the video for "Close Up." Vice Cooler directed the clip, which features Peaches as an aspiring Lucha VaVoom wrestler who hires a wrestling coach (played by former Sonic Youth icon Kim Gordon).  More

Listen: Sonic Youth – “Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family) Live”

Live Album Out November 14 Via Goofin’ Records

Oct 16, 2012

As previously announced, on November 14 Sonic Youth will release a recording of their 1985 show at Chicago’s Smart Bar. Listen to track from the album.  More

Sonic Youth Prep Archival Albums, Tour Film

Future of Band Still Unknown

Jul 19, 2012

While the future of the band is still in flux, Sonic Youth has prepared a handful of goodies for fans.  More

Sonic Youth Dissed by a 13-Year-Old

Everyone’s a Critic

Apr 06, 2012

In the movie Juno, the sixteen-year-old protagonist expressed her distaste for Sonic Youth, announcing to her music-loving elder, “I bought another Sonic Youth CD and it's just noise!” Turns out the band isn’t so popular with the 13-year-old set either. 

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Matador and True Panther Sounds to Release Vinyl Sampler

Features Unreleased Music by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Perfume Genius

Jan 05, 2012

Matador Records, alongside its subsidiary True Panther Sounds, has announced that on Jan. 14 it will release an 11-track vinyl-only sampler album.  More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Watch: Tom Morello Performs at Occupy Wall Street

Plus, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Photographs The Scene

Oct 13, 2011

‘Cause it’s not a real protest until someone rages against the machine, Tom Morello recently stopped by Occupy Wall Street. More

Sep 01, 2011

Best known as singer and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore graced the stage at The Late Show With David Letterman last night, playing "Benediction" More

Sonic Youth Streams Soundtrack

Band Scored French Film Simon Werner A Disparu

Feb 10, 2011

Recently, Sonic Youth partnered director Fabrice Gobert with to score film, Simon Werner A Disparu (Lights Out). Now the album is streaming.  More

Dec 01, 2010

As if playing with Pavement and scoring a French film aren’t enough, Sonic Youth is out to remind you they’ve been cool like, forever. The scene stalwarts are set to release not one, but two landmark albums. More

Photos from the Sonic Youth Show at Prospect Park

New York, Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aug 02, 2010

Check out photos from the Sonic Youth show at Prospect Park in New York City on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Photos by Robert Kidd. Click here to view gallery.

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Jul 01, 2010

 

Recently, we reported that Thurston Moore and Tortoise had stopped by Beck’s Record club, joining the eclectic troubadour in recording an album in a day. Today, that album was announced: Yanni: Live at the Acropolis. We have the first video. 

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Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

Sonic Youth Score French Film

Set to Debut at Cannes Film Festival

Apr 21, 2010

According to Sonic Youth's official site, the seminal noise-rockers scored the soundtrack to the French film Simon Werner a Disparu, helmed by Fabrice Gobert. The movie will debut at May's Cannes Film Festival. More

Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, and others Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Hundreds of Artists and Independent Music Stores Join Forces to Release Exclusive Materials

Apr 02, 2010

The third annual Record Store Day is just around the corner—April 17, 2010—and several exclusive releases have just been announced for the event, including ones from Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Drive-By Truckers, and Fela Kuti. More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NY Announces Additional Line-up

Under the Radar Favorites Avi Buffalo, Sonic Youth, and Vivian Girls Slated to Play

Mar 25, 2010

All Tomorrow's Parties NY is set to take place September 3rd though the 5th at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello New York. The third day of the event will be guest curated by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who has handpicked favorites SUNN O))) and Hope Sandoval among others to perform. Meanwhile, September 3rd is "Don't Look Back" day, where musicians perform classic albums in full. We have the line up. Other recent additions include Tortoise, Avi Buffalo, Bardo Pond, BEAK>, Dungen, and others. More

Warp X Set To Release All Tomorrow’s Parties Documentary September 23rd

Featuring Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, and More!

Jun 16, 2009

If that Warp Records box set wasn't enough, the label's sister company Warp X has something else to offer music fans. The independent Sheffield film production company is preparing for the release of their fourth film, the DIY concert documentary entitled All Tomorrow's Parties. All Tomorrow's Parties puts a lens on the cult music festival of the same name on September 23rd.  More



Reviews

Sonic Youth in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

July 31st, 2010

Aug 03, 2010

I'd fight the first man who'd claim there might be a better band to usher away the final hours of the NYC's hottest July on record than Sonic Youth. Who more appropriate to put a fork in a month where temperatures frequently topped 100 degrees than a band whose seminal album, 1988's Daydream Nation, dripping with sweaty feedback and featuring vocals that sound like they were recorded in a packed sauna, was laid to tape during another of the city's notorious heat waves. More