Published Nov 29, 2011Last month, indie rock institution Sonic Youth dropped a bomb on their fans with the announcement that long-married band members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon had split up. With that in mind, the future of Sonic Youth remains uncertain. Now, guitarist Lee Ranaldo has pointed out that he's optimistic about the band's future.
Ranaldo provided the following statement to Rolling Stone:
I'm feeling optimistic about the future no matter what happens at this point. I mean, every band runs its course. We've been together way longer than any of us ever imagined would happen and it's been for the most part an incredibly pleasurable ride. There's still a lot of stuff we're going to continue to do. There's tons and tons of archival projects and things like that that are still going on, so there are so many ways in which we are tied to each other for the future both musically and in other ways.
It's hard to know what he means exactly, as he doesn't exactly clarify if Sonic Youth will still operate as a band or not. But whether they continue to work as a functional unit or through archival projects in the vein of Fugazi, it's hard to imagine that we won't be hearing plenty from the band in one way or another.
As previously reported, Ranaldo's solo album Between the Tide & the Times will drop via Matador on March 20.