In the Thurston Moore/Kim Gordon breakup, neither one got custody of Lee Ranaldo or Steve Shelly. Instead, Ranaldo and Shelly, the two former Sonic Youth bandmates, got custody of each other. Shelly plays drums in Ranaldo’s new band Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, and they just released Last Night On Earth, their debut album as a unit, earlier this fall. Last night, they brought some of that old tangled Sonic Youth chemistry to Conan, where they banged out a warmly scruffy rendition of “Lecce, Leaving,” their Last Night On Earth single. Watch it below.
Last Night On Earth is out now on Matador. You’d think Ranaldo would look more like Dustin Hoffman as he gets older, but no, he looks less like Dustin Hoffman.