SONIC YOUTH NEW LP "RATHER RIPPED" DUE OUT JUNE 13
Sonic Youth are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new record. Basic tracks were recorded with engineer TJ Doherty at legendary Sear Sound Studio. Sear Sound has been the site of recording previous SY albums 'Sister' and 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star', and Thurston's 'Psychic Hearts'. Overdubs were recorded with TJ at Sear Sound as well as with engineer Aaron Mullan at the band's own studio on Murray St. - A few vocal overdubs were even done at J Mascis' in house studio in Amherst, MA. with engineer John Agnello. The band spent most of February mixing with John Agnello at Sear Sound and later at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ. Song titles are: Incinerate, The Neutral, What a Waste, Do You Believe in Rapture?, Lights Out, Rats, Or, Pink Steam, Turquoise Boy, Sleepin Around, Jams Run Free, and Reena. 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 are currently moving their home studio after the building that housed Murray St. Studio for over 10 years has been sold.