Sonic Youth will release a five-track rarities album, In/Out/In on March 11 via Three Lobed Recordings, and have made the previously unreleased In & Out available as a preview of what’s to come.
The five songs featured on the now-defunct New York alt. rock trailblazers’ compilation were committed to tape at various locations between 2000 and 2010. Basement Contender and Machine were recorded in the band’s rehearsal space in Northampton, Massachusetts, during sessions for their fifteenth and final studio album The Eternal, which emerged in June 2009. In & Out was recorded in Pomona, California and Echo Canyon, New Jersey, and Out & In was recorded in Echo Canyon with producer Jim O’Rourke, who performed with the band from 1999 to 2005 and also plays on the album’s penultimate track Social Static.
Vocalist/guitarist Thurston Moore is to have his autobiography, Sonic Life, published by Faber & Faber next year.
A synopsis of the book reads: “From his infatuation and engagement with the 1970s punk and ‘no wave’ scenes in New York City, to the 1981 formation of his legendary rock group, to 30 years of relentless recording, touring, and musical experimentation, birthing the Nirvana-era of alternative rock, and beyond, it is all told via the personal prism of the author’s intensive archives and research.”
Faber published Girl in A Band, the acclaimed memoir by vocalist/bassist Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth, in 2015.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Lee Ranaldo says that the quartet have been approached numerous times in the past decade with ‘blank cheque offers’ to reunite after disbanding in 2011, but have never seriously entertained the idea.
“We’re all living and breathing, so you never know what the future will bring,” he says. “But we have not entertained it at this point. It’s something that hangs out there and people are always asking about.”
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- Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $62.50, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2022 11:00)on May 21, 2022 at 12:43 am
SONIC YOUTH Daydream Nation (Scarce original 1988 UK Blast First 'silver' label 13-track double vinyl LP including Teen Age Riot, Silver Rocket and Eric's Trip, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some general edgewear, but the vinyl appears near as new - a great play copy of this sublime Sonic Youth classic! BFFP34)
- Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $93.75, €88.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-May-2022 10:01)on May 21, 2022 at 12:43 am
SONIC YOUTH Daydream Nation (Classic 1988 UK 13-track double LP of Sonic Youth at the height of their powers, including Teen Age Riot, Silver Rocket and Eric's Trip. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve displays just a little light age wear, whilstthe vinyl is in near as new condition BFFP34)
- Sonic Youth - Dirty - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $43.75, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2022 08:57)on May 21, 2022 at 12:43 am
SONIC YOUTH Dirty (Classic 1992 German-pressed UK 16-track double LP including the singles 100% & the amazing Sugar Kane, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated inners. The sleeve shows only light signs of its age & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play. Essential Sonic Youth! GEF24485(2))
- Sonic Youth - Master-Dik EP - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2022 15:29)on May 21, 2022 at 12:43 am
SONIC YOUTH Master-Dik (1987 UK 8-track 12" vinyl EP, including covers of The Ramones' 'Beat On The Brat', The Beatles' 'Drive My Car' plus six 'Youth originals - superb value EP with over 40 minutes of music/noise for your money, picture sleeve with picture/credits inner. The sleeve shows light wear with the original price sticker still in place and the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play BFFP26T)
- Sonic Youth - Goo - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.24, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 17-Mar-2022 09:12)on May 21, 2022 at 12:43 am
SONIC YOUTH Goo (2015 UK 11-track LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl, originally released in 1990, this was a big mainstream breakthrough for Sonic Youth, including Dirty Boots, Tunic (Song For Karen) and Kool Thing guest starring Chuck D. Housed in a picture sleeve with picture/credits insert. The sleeve has a slight corner crease, whilst the vinyl is near as new)