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Stephen Malkmus and Kim Gordon Have a Country-Pop Song, Y'All

"Refute," taken from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album 'Sparkle Hard,' is a twangy pop song that keeps a little jaggedness.
Alex Robert Ross

Trent Reznor Says Taco Bell Could Have Ruined the 90s Music Scene

The Nine Inch Nails frontman envisions an alternate scenario where Sonic Youth was tainted by the fast food taco behemoth.
Nick Rose
TV Week

With 'Homerpalooza,' 'The Simpsons' Made Being Too Old to Rock Cool

A history of one of the most star-studded episodes of 'The Simpsons.'
Alex Robert Ross
Dan Ozzi

The One-Man Oral History of New York Rock

Jim Sclavunos—of Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, Sonic Youth, and the goddamn Bad Seeds—weighs in on everything from CBGBs to Kanye West.
Zachary Lipez

Thurston Moore’s 'Rock N Roll Consciousness' in the Age of Trump

The Sonic Youth guitarist’s new record is a light in dark days.
Keagon Voyce
Noisey News

Thurston Moore Calls for “Free Love” and the End of Guns on New Single “Cease Fire”

“Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.”
Alex Robert Ross
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Iggy Pop Tell Thurston Moore Stooges Stories and Jam Some Chuck Berry in New Short Film

Rough Trade's ‘I’ve Nothing But My Name’ was shot at Iggy's house in Miami.
Alex Robert Ross
The Music Issue

We Talked to Kim Gordon and She's Just Like Us (Not Really)

Kim Gordon sweats. Kim Gordon shits. Kim Gordon likes Rihanna's "Work".
Rebecca Haithcoat

Thurston Moore Is the Patron Saint of Music Nerds

We spoke with the Sonic Youth founder about Norwegian black metal, Henry Rollins' tape collection, and Bernie Sanders.
Kim Kelly
The Greatest Things Of All Time

We Reimagined the Logos of Your Favorite Bands

More than ever, success in the music biz requires a savvy sense of branding, so we tweaked some band logos to be more suited for the era at hand.
Kyle Kramer

A Sonic Youth Co-founder and His Partner Talk About Their Audiovisual Experiment

Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer perform 'Sight Unseen' with sound and vision.
Heidi Harrington-Johnson

View Life Through Sans Pareil's Gross Lens with "You Give Me (The Creeps)"

They've been described as everything from "a tweaked-out Withnail and I fronting Swans" and "a Grimsby pub-fight on a Friday night" for good reason.
Noisey Staff