Sonic Youth In Studio

For the first time in eighteen years, Sonic Youth are a full-fledged indie-rock band again.

Sonic Youth In Studio
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For the first time in eighteen years, Sonic Youth are a full-fledged indie-rock band again. After completing their contract for longtime major label Geffen Records with the release of 2006's Rather Ripped, the group will release their next record on an indie label, Thurston Moore tells Rolling Stone. There's one label we are certainly going to go with at this point, he says. But I don't think I'm allowed to disclose that right now. I don't want to risk having a shit storm. Moore does reveal, however, that Sonic Youth are currently in the writing-stage of their next album. In November, they'll hit the studio to cut tracks, with the goal of releasing the disc sometime next spring. I've written a half-dozen song ideas, he says. I try not to complete them so much. Last time we got together, we were creating sort of new band-zone-vibe sort of things. As for returning to the indie world again, Moore is psyched. It feels great, he says. The last four or five records we did were just so compromised by that [major label] situation. But that's the way it goes. Read the entire article at RollingStone.com.

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    dethskar0
    Not that I don't like Sonic Youth, but getting on an Indie label doesn't make you a "full-fledged" Indie band. I don't think UG's writers understand that you can't be a "full-fledged Indie band" if you've been on Geffen at any point in your career.
    Suav Nitebeest
    shipping_steel wrote: splouge..... i cant say how good this news is. but i can complain how the annoncment of fall out boys new ablum was considered more newsworthy than this, should be thurstons pic on the front page
    Same, I'm a bit ashamed of UG for that.
    TSCREAM420
    AWESOME!!!! nie to see legends and true pioneers still making records and not just touring..... hope they have a cd release party in brooklyn!
    shadow__666
    Son_of_Kyuss wrote: The best news that will come out of this is when they'll be getting back on the road! I need to see this band live!
    +2. I almost creamed myself when I read this.
    str84ever
    Son_of_Kyuss wrote: The best news that will come out of this is when they'll be getting back on the road! I need to see this band live!
    +1
    Toxtoth_O_Grady
    After Washing Machine I haven't been able to listen to any of their music, assuming that its all bile
    Johnonon
    Rather Ripped was really good, and their older stuff is pure boobs cant wait for the new album!!!
    crazy8rgood
    I love sonic youth, i just read the title and like "F*** YEAH!!!"
    skvvisgaar wrote: awesome, new material. and that is a shame about fall out boy being more important, the majority of UGers dislike them, as they are not 13 year old girls, and it is generally accepted that sonic youth play their instruments better and more creatively than FOB, and that should count for something as this is a guitar based website.
    skvvisgaar
    awesome, new material. and that is a shame about fall out boy being more important, the majority of UGers dislike them, as they are not 13 year old girls, and it is generally accepted that sonic youth play their instruments better and more creatively than FOB, and that should count for something as this is a guitar based website.
    Xeus
    hell yea! im getting me a live ticket to sonic youth one day
    Gsh
    Rather Ripped is the first and only Sonic Youth album I've had the pleasure of listening to. I know I know. I need to check out the classics. I really enjoyed it though and I look forward to hearing their latest.
    shipping_steel
    splouge..... i cant say how good this news is. but i can complain how the annoncment of fall out boys new ablum was considered more newsworthy than this, should be thurstons pic on the front page
    Son_of_Kyuss
    The best news that will come out of this is when they'll be getting back on the road! I need to see this band live!
    Robot99909
    Rather Ripped was solid. I wonder which direction they are going to be taking this time. As long as they keep evolving I happy with it.
    uhh_me?
    i feel like chances are that it will end up being on Ecstatic Peace. checked.
    Wolf_At_TheDoor
    Sonic Youth are one of my favorite bands and im glad to see them returning to an indie label. CANT WAIT FOR THIS EFFIN' ALBUM!
    742627000017
    If Sonics new album will be something like Confusion is sex or at least Bad moon rising i will run in to the street and slap everyones asses.