Sonic Youth Leave Geffen, Signing with "Indie" Label, Map Out New Album

Sonic Youth Leave Geffen, Signing with "Indie" Label, Map Out New Album
Do a quick Wiki search on Sonic Youth and you’ll see that the esteemed NYC experimenters have been on a major label for nearly two decades, or 18 years, to be precise. But now it finally seems Sonic Youth are giving up the corporate ghost. According to the band’s Thurston Moore, since they fulfilled their contractual obligations to Geffen Records with 2006’s Rather Ripped, the group will now release their next record on an indie. However, which indie he would not say.

"There’s one label we are certainly going to go with at this point,” Moore recently told Rolling Stone. "But I don’t think I’m allowed to disclose that right now. I don’t want to risk having a shit storm.”

And how does the band feel about returning to the indie world? "It feels great,” he said. "The last four or five records we did were just so compromised by that [major label] situation. But that’s the way it goes.”

Also while talking to Rolling Stone, Moore revealed that Sonic Youth are currently working on their next album. The band plan to hit the studio in November, he said, and hope to release the new record sometime next spring. "I’ve written a half-dozen song ideas,” Moore said. "I try not to complete them so much. Last time we got together, we were creating sort of new band-zone-vibe sort of things.”

We will leave you to draw your own conclusions of what exactly "sort of new band-zone-vibe sort of things” means.

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