sonic Youth

4.25.18

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.

11.10.17

Robert Christgau on Alt-Rock in Fraught Times

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Lee Ranaldo's 'Electric Trim,' Pere Ubu's '20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo,' plus new records from Howe Gelb, Thurston Moore, and Filthy Friends.

10.23.17

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.

10.16.17

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

A history of one of the most star-studded episodes of 'The Simpsons.'

6.22.17

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.

6.17.17

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.

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3.13.17

Waypoint Rescores: 'Life Is Strange'

Dontnod’s 2015 game featured some great music—but how does changing those songs affect its most memorable scenes?

3.1.17

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

“Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.”

12.27.16

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.

10.17.16

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."

8.17.16

Meet Twilight and the Baptist from Russian Hate Machine Sonic Death

Daub some face paint, grow your hair, build a tolerance for vodka, and get ready to shred with Sonic Death.

8.10.16

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.

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