Friday, February 13, 2009
SONIC YOUTH RETURN WITH THE ETERNAL
After spending decades on Geffen Records, Sonic Youth will release their next record, The Eternal, in June on Matador Records. Although I like to make fun of indie rock sacred cows, I'm a fan of Sonic Youth's. One of my first dates with my wife was Lollapalooza in 1995, which SY headlined. They were playing songs that were going to come out on the Washing Machine album, and they were awesome. I don't love everything they've ever done, but they are a great band who deserve all the credit that they get, and then some.
They are now a five person band again: their newest member is former Pavement member Mark Ibold. They say the album is very rocking, and I'm looking forward to hearing it.