BREAKING NEWS

September 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm (Uncategorized)

now, im not one for publishing “news stories” on this blog, because im about as cutting edge as a sheathed butter knife.  However, when one of my favourite bands do some interesting, i feel like replicating verbatim the press replace from Matador records, the new home of alt supergods, Sonic Youth.  No more are they on Universal subsiduary Geffen (worse than starbucks?) but now a more indiefied land. 

SONIC YOUTH ON MATADOR RECORDS

From Matador Records:

“After rampant speculation, Matador Records can confirm the label will be releasing a new studio album from Sonic Youth sometime in 2009. Having fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Universal Music Group, Sonic Youth recently reached an agreement with Matador to release the band’s 16th album of new material in all worldwide territories, save for Japan.

While Sonic Youth’s status as one of the more innovative and influential bands of the past 30 years needs little explanation, the group’s most recent recordings for Geffen — 2006’s ‘Rather Ripped’ being their final for the label — rank amongst the current decade’s best. For Matador, the opportunity to work in partnership with a group who’ve made such an profound impact on our roster/hometown/collective consciousness was one to jump at. Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley will commence recording the new Sonic Youth LP/CD this autumn and we look forward to sharing further details in the very near future.”

Most recent in 2006? pah.  well yes, for Geffen.  But SY are a bit more productive than that.  maybe ill have a round up some day…

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