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15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by attacks on human rights, disease, death, and social media, the one thing everyone can agree is the scariest thing is,…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

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What Kim Gordon’s Girl In A Band Reveals About The End Of Her Marriage And The Last Days Of Sonic Youth

In David Browne's 2008 biography of Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century, he writes on the group's lasting stability:…
Doug Bleggi | February 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm

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Lee Ranaldo – “Circular (Right As Rain)” Video

Lee Ranaldo, who used to play guitar and occasionally sing in Sonic Youth, has just announced that he's got a new solo album coming out.
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2017 - 11:39 am

Thurston Moore – “Aphrodite” Video

Last month, the former Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore released his solo album Rock N Roll Consciousness, easily the best thing he's done since his…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2017 - 10:47 am

Thurston Moore – “Smoke Of Dreams” Video

The man certainly has his baggage, but the former Sonic Youth co-leader Thurston Moore still knows how to put together a splintered, magnetic rock song.
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2017 - 9:44 am

Watch Lee Ranaldo Perform New Song “Electric Trim” In A Take Away Show

Lee Ranaldo is the latest musician to be filmed for one of La Blogothèque's famous Take Away Shows. On 3/5 in New York, the legendary…
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2016 - 10:24 am

Thurston Moore Made A Song With Bernie Sanders

Thurston Moore, the former Sonic Youth co-leader, did not actually head into the studio to cut a record with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, amazing though…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Hear Sonic Youth’s “Theme With Noise” From Unearthed Spinhead Sessions

After releasing EVOL in 1986, Sonic Youth began working on the score for Ken Friedman's 1987 film Made In U.S.A., which was eventually released as…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 11:33 pm

KINO KIMINO – “Passion”

KINO KIMINO is the project of artsy rock auteur Kim Talon with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, and "Passion" is the lead single…
Collin Robinson | March 31, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Kim Gordon And Tomorrows Tulips’ Alex Knost Announce Debut Album As Glitterbust, Share “The Highline”

Since Sonic Youth broke up in 2011, Kim Gordon has stayed busy, playing in the improv-noise duo Body/Head and publishing her memoir Girl In A
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2016 - 11:06 am

Thurston Moore: “I Find It Really Strange That I Get Demonized For The Break-Up Of Sonic Youth”

Sonic Youth broke up because Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, the couple at the center of the band for than three decades, broke up. Moore…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Dinosaur Jr. Close Out Anniversary Week With Evan Dando, Kevin Shields, Negative Approach, Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Stephen McBean, Kurt Vile, Roddy Bottum

Last night, underground rock legends Dinosaur Jr. wrapped up a seven-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom. They've had big surprise guests at every one…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 10:16 am

Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Thurston Moore Broke Up Chelsea Light Moving Because Crazy Sonic Youth Fans Wouldn’t Stop Bothering Him In Small Venues

Thurston Moore's first musical project after the end of Sonic Youth was Chelsea Light Moving, an experimental rock supergroup that released one self-titled album in…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Watch Sun Kil Moon Perform With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore And Steve Shelley At Latitude Fest

Sun Kil Moon and the Thurston Moore Band played back-to-back at last weekend's Latitude Festival in the UK. Taking advantage of the occasion, Moore joined…
James Rettig | July 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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