In House #1641: Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped; New Evangelicals, Pela
Celebrating their 25th year together as a band in 2006, Sonic Youth have just released their 15th studio album (and fifth in the past seven years), entitled Rather Ripped. Once again a quartet after Jim O'Rourke's opt-out, the sound is perhaps as sparse as the band's ever created, though it still fits nicely into a trilogy with previous releases Sonic Nurse (2004) and Murray St. (2002). High points include Thurston Moore compositions "Incinerate," and "Do You Believe in Rapture?" as well as Kim Gordon's "The Neutral." Sonic Youth began a summer U.S. tour last night in New York City and will be hitting Missoula, of all places, playing the University of Montana on June 29th.
In House #1641.
Focus: New release from Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped, plus new music from Evangelicals, Pela, Twilight Singers and more.
Sonic Youth, from Rather Ripped:
Evangelicals, from So Gone: "Here Comes Trouble" (MP3)