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Flip These Houses Midterms Benefit Features Spoon, Superchunk, The Hold Steady, and More

New York Show Includes Ted Leo; Michael Shannon; and Members of Sonic Youth, Nada Surf, The Walkmen, and More

Aug 29, 2018

Flip These Houses is a benefit concert on September 28th at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Its purpose is to encourage people to vote Democratic in this November’s midterm elections. More

Sharon Van Etten Shares “Not Myself (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)” in Memory of Pulse Victims

Proceeds Go to Everytown for Gun Safety, Plus Van Etten Performed on Twin Peaks and Is On Lee Ranaldo's New Album

Jun 13, 2017

Lots of Sharon Van Etten news. She’s shared a new remix by Hercules & Love Affair, appeared on Twin Peaks, and is on Lee Ranaldo‘s new album (and in his new video), which was announced today.


Jan 08, 2014

After delivering his own solo album Between the Times & Tides in 2012, last year Lee Ranaldo teamed with his former Sonic Youth cohort Steve Shelley and a few friends to form a new band, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust. More

Dec 13, 2013

Earlier this fall Lee Ranaldo reteamed with his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley to form a new band, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust. More

Aug 13, 2013

Following last year’s Between the Times and the Tides, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo has announced the arrival of a new LP with his own band The Dust (Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, Alan Licht, Tim Lüntzel). More

Oct 24, 2012

After making a surprise appearance at Zuccotti Park last year, performing for the members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum has joined forced with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe to take part in a special Occupy telethon on Nov. 15. More

Oct 19, 2012

Continuing to support his new solo album Between the Times & Tides, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has premiered a music video for one of the record’s more quiet, contemplative tracks, “Stranded.” More

Mar 28, 2012

Throughout his career Sonic Youth Lee Ranaldo has always demonstrated a certain skilled adeptness in handling a guitar. More

Watch: Lee Ranaldo - “Off the Wall” Video

Track From Upcoming Between the Tides and the Times

Feb 09, 2012

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo still has a ways to go before his forthcoming solo LP Between the Tides and the Times sees release on March 20, but that hasn’t stopped the man from debuting a low-budget music video for the album’s lead single “Off the Wall.” More

Lee Ranaldo Readies Tour with Disappears, M. Ward

Supporting Between The Times & The Tides

Jan 19, 2012

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has booked a short jaunt through the U.S. in support of his upcoming solo effort Between The Times & The Tides. More

Listen: Lee Ranaldo - “Off the Wall”

Off Solo Album Between The Time & The Tides

Jan 13, 2012

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo has released the first single off his forthcoming solo effort Between The Time and The Tides. More

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Announces Solo Album

Between the Times & the Tides Out March 20

Nov 10, 2011

While the future of Sonic Youth has been thrown into question by the marital spit between bandleaders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, band member Lee Ranaldo has been busy striking out on his own, recording forthcoming solo album Between the Times & the Tides. More


2017 Artist Survey: Lee Ranaldo

Ranaldo on "Me Too" and Sexual Harassment, Trump's First Year, and That Time Sonic Youth Tried to Change Their Name

Jan 25, 2018

For Under the Radar‘s 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More


Nov 18, 2021

Embracing the comfort of simplicity was a necessity in the fall of 2020. An unobtrusive sonata for acoustic guitar would have provided a welcome 22 minutes of headspace from pre-election anxiety and pandemic chaos. Unfortunately, Lee Ranaldo’s composition has only just arrived. And I find myself wondering why the one-take noodle took over a year to release. More

Sep 14, 2017

The earnest spirit of Sonic Youth resides within Lee Ranaldo’s soul. Yet, it is his heart that he pours out in his first album since 2013, Electric Trim. More

Oct 22, 2013

Grieving Sonic Youth fans are suffering no dearth of releases to keep their ears occupied while the band rests in (possibly permanent) hiatus. More

Mar 19, 2012

Temporality has always been a paramount concern in the songs of Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo. There’s been a certain devil-may-care loose improvisation at play with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, but Ranaldo’s songs are rooted in the bedrock idioms of aging, mortality and vulnerability. More