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

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Prospect Park, NYC on July 31, 2010


Kim Gordon Shares Video for New Song “ECRP”

The Collective Out Now via Matador

Jun 25, 2024

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) released a new solo album, The Collective, in March via Matador. Now she has shares a brand new single, “ECRP,” via a music video. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Fontaines D.C., Suki Waterhouse, Dutch Interior, Why Bonnie, and More

Plus Crack Cloud, Oceanator, deary, Thurston Moore, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2024

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 20 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 12. More

Thurston Moore Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Sans Limites” (Feat. Lætitia Sadier)

Flow Critical Lucidity Due Out September 20 via Daydream Library Series

Jun 20, 2024

Thurston Moore (formerly of Sonic Youth) has announced a new album, Flow Critical Lucidity, and shared a new song from it, “Sans Limites,” which features Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab. More

Thurston Moore Shares New Song “Rewilding”

Release Timed with Earth Day

Apr 22, 2024

Thurston Moore (formerly of Sonic Youth) has shared a new song, “Rewilding.” Its release is timed to Earth Day. Moore is on one of the two covers of our just announced ’90s Issue, where he discusses Sonic Youth’s albums from that decade. More

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Issue 72 Also Features Articles on Britpop and Shoegaze, As Well as Interviews with the Cast of Twin Peaks, Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Gus Van Sant, Terry Gilliam, Lush, Blonde Redhead, and More

Apr 19, 2024

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 72, The ’90s Issue, which features interviews with musicians and film directors known for their work in that decade and has The Cardigans and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on the two covers. As well as articles on Britpop, shoegaze, and the TV show Twin Peaks (for which we spoke to much of the cast), the issue includes interviews with Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Lush, Ride, Velocity Girl, Gus Van Sant, Penelope Spheeris, Terry Gilliam, Stereo MC’s, Semisonic, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, and more. More

Mar 07, 2024

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) is releasing a new solo album, The Collective, this Friday via Matador. This week she has shared its third single, “Psychedelic Orgasm,” via a music video. She’s also announced some more tour dates for this June and July. More

Kim Gordon Shares Video for New Song “I’m a Man”

The Collective Due Out March 8 via Matador

Feb 15, 2024

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) is releasing a new solo album, The Collective, on March 8 via Matador. Now she has shared its second single, “I’m a Man,” via a music video that co-stars Gordon’s daughter, Coco Gordon Moore. More

Jan 16, 2024

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) has announced a new solo album, The Collective, and shared its first single, “BYE BYE,” via a music video that stars Gordon’s daughter, Coco Gordon Moore. She’s also announced some tour dates. More

Sonic Youth Announce Remastered Vinyl and CD Release of Final U.S. Live Performance

Live in Brooklyn 2011 Due Out August 18 via Silver Current

Jun 20, 2023

Esteemed American rock band, Sonic Youth, have announced the remixed and remastered physical release of their final U.S. performance, Live in Brooklyn 2011. More

May 20, 2022

Erica Dawn Lyle and Vice Cooler have shared a new song, “Debt Collector,” which features Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth). It is the latest release from Lyle and Cooler’s upcoming benefit compilation album, LAND TRUST: Benefit for NEPOC, which will be out on June 3 exclusively via Bandcamp. More

Sonic Youth Release Live Recording In Kyiv, Ukraine From 1989

Proceeds From Release to Benefit World Central Kitchen and Relief to Ukraine

Apr 14, 2022

Sonic Youth have released a live recording taken from their 1989 performance in Kyiv, Ukraine. Proceeds from the release will benefit World Central Kitchen, an organization which provides meals for countries affected by humanitarian, climate, and community crises. More

Feb 04, 2022

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) has announced the release of an instrumental album, Screen Time, which will be out on February 25 via Southern Lord. Moore has shared two tracks from the album, “The Station” and “The Walk.” More

Sonic Youth Announce Rarities Album, Share Previously Unheard Song “In & Out”

In/Out/In Due Out March 18 via Three Lobed Recordings

Jan 18, 2022

Sonic Youth have announced the release of a rarities album, In/Out/In, which will be out on March 18 via Three Lobed Recordings. The five-track album will consist of previously unreleased band recordings from 2000 to 2010. The band has subsequently shared “In & Out” from the upcoming album, recorded in 2010. More

Kim Gordon, J Mascis, and BNH Deluxe Share New Songs for Sub Pop Singles Club

Gordon and Mascis Share “Abstract Blues” and “Slow Boy” and BNH Deluxe Shares “Earth is Somewhere Out There” and “Turntable”

Dec 10, 2021

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) and J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.), along with electronic artist BNH Deluxe (aka John Stephen RePass), have shared new songs as a part of Sub Pop Singles Club, Vol. 6. Gordon and Mascis have shared the songs “Abstract Blues” and “Slow Boy,” while RePass has shared “Earth is Somewhere Out There” and “Turntable.” More

Dec 02, 2021

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) has shared a new song, “Grass Jeans.” All proceeds from the song for the month of December will go toward Fund Texas Choice, a non-profit organization that pays for Texans’ travel to abortion clinics. More

Feb 04, 2021

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) has shared a new video for her song “Hungry Baby,” taken from her debut solo album, No Home Record. The video stars Gordon’s daughter Coco-Gordon Moore and was directed by Clara Balzary. More

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

Soundtracking the Resistance - State of Things to Come

A Look at the State of the Union Address

Feb 02, 2018

It’s State of the Union time, an event that saw a slightly different Trump from the usual edition. Don’t worry, you can’t keep him subdued for long. Amongst other things, we also have a rouge memo, resigning lords, unimpressive awards, and Austra looking to a brighter future. More

Feb 01, 2018

Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) has shared a new song, “Mx Liberty.” The politically themed track features the poet Radieux Radio and will be released as a 7-inch single on February 19 (which a press release jokingly refers to as “Not My President Day). More

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.


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 Furnaces, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna Newsom, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott 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.


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.


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 17, 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


Oct 27, 2023

Any artist figuratively bragging about bleeding for their craft would be stopped short by Thurston Moore’s Sonic Life: A Memoir. That’s not only because of the doorstopper’s near 500 page heft, but also because the Sonic Youth guitarist makes those pages whiz by with jolting anecdotes, including one about how he repeatedly lacerated his finger, spurting blood across the stage, while playing his famously abrasive riffs. Or as he puts it, during a recent video call with Under the Radar: “A whirlwind of thrashing.” 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 13, 2023

Live in Brooklyn 2011 makes its debut as a physical release after its first appearance as part of a bunch of live recordings that appeared on Sonic Youth’s Bandcamp page. More

May 18, 2022

The first “new” Sonic Youth material since 2009’s swan song The Eternal and their subsequent 2011 breakup isn’t exactly new material. More

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