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New album title and tracklist revealed
March 14, 2006
Sonic Youth new album "Rather Ripped" is due for a June release and will include the following songs:
Do You Believe in Rapture?
What a Waste
Jams Run Free
Geffen Records will issue the CD edition while the band's own Goofin' Records will release the vinyl edition of the new album.
The band is planning a summer tour which will include a a stop at this summer's Lollapalooza.
Sonic Youth, initially comprising of guitarist / vocalists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, guitarist / bassist / vocalist Kim Gordon and drummer Richard Edson, were formed in New York City in 1981. A product of the No-Wave music scene of the late 1970s, the group had their roots in abrasive, experimental music, with Moore and Ranaldo having previously worked with the experimental composer Glenn Branca. The band were joined in 1985 by drummer Steve Shelley, and have now recorded 14 albums together, as well as many side and solo projects. Their work has been consistently challenging and innovative, and they are widely regarded as one of the most intriguing and influential bands of their time.
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