Sonic Youth Signs To Matador

Sonic Youth have announced that they have signed to long-standing indie label Matador Records.

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New York, NY's Sonic Youth have announced that they have signed to long-standing indie label Matador Records. The band's contract with Geffen and Universal Music Group recently ended. No word on whether or not the Thurston Moore imprint Ecstatic Peace will retain it's relationship with the Universal Music Group. The label had this to say: "For Matador, the opportunity to work in partnership with a group who've made such an profound impact on our roster/hometown/collective consciousness was one to jump at. Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley will commence recording the new Sonic Youth LP/CD this autumn and we look forward to sharing further details in the very near future." The band last released "Rather Ripped" in 2006, completing their contract that had the band signed to Geffen for two decades. Sonic Youth is due to release their new record through their new label in 2009. Thanks for the info to Punknews.org.

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    funk rock warlo
    NorCalLos : Yess!!! Maye they will rock again. Last time I saw them, they played a bunch of their old/punky songs and not so much shoegazer.
    I really don't see the significance in them changing labels because their music hasn't changed it's the same nonsensical noisy sh** that we all love, I'm sure thiss album will be awesome.
    tands
    Sonic Youth has another good album left in them i know it!
    shwilly
    NorCalLos wrote: Yess!!! Maye they will rock again. Last time I saw them, they played a bunch of their old/punky songs and not so much shoegazer.
    The funny is, I've seen 'em twice now and not ONCE have I witnessed audience members who just stared at their shoes or something during their set
    FrenchyFungus
    crazy8rgood wrote: I really hope the new lp/ep is as good as Daydream Nation. Hey, people can dream!
    Personally, I thought Rather Ripped was just as good, if not better, than any of their other albums, so I'm hopeful the new album will also be fantastic.
    NorCalLos
    Yess!!! Maye they will rock again. Last time I saw them, they played a bunch of their old/punky songs and not so much shoegazer.
    crazy8rgood
    I really hope the new lp/ep is as good as Daydream Nation. Hey, people can dream!