Published Dec 01, 2010Sonic Youth didn't release an album in 2010, but that doesn't mean that the veteran indie rock crew are slowing down. They have been working on a Daydream Nation documentary with filmmaker Lance Bangs, and they also reissued two early albums: 1983's Confusion Is Sex and 1986's Evol. Now, the band are prepping two more reissues, plus the official soundtrack to the film Simon Werner a Disparu (aka Lights Out).
As Slicing Up Eyeballs reports, on December 14, SY will reissue 1987's Sister via ORG Music. It was remastered using the original analog tapes and will come out on 180-gram vinyl. In addition to the standard black, there will also be a limited-edition green vinyl version. However, there is no word if the offending Mickey Mouse image will reappear, like with the quickly deleted first pressing.
A month later, on January 18, the group will reissue 1985's Bad Moon Rising. Just like Sister, it has been remastered from the original tapes and will come out on 180-gram vinyl. The only difference is that the limited-edition version will be orange.
In addition to reissuing old albums, Sonic Youth are finally putting the finishing touches on their soundtrack to the French film Simon Werner a Disparu, which will be the latest instalment in their experimental SYR series. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival back in May, but we still haven't seen an official soundtrack release.
Slicing Up Eyeballs points to a Facebook message from Sonic Youth that reads, "finishing SYR 9 Simon Werner soundtrack (still!) artwork, mastering, never-ending."
The message adds, "putting something special together for 3-lobed" -- a possible reference to Three Lobed Recordings. So even if there's still no word on Sonic Youth's 17th official LP, fans can rest assured that there are more releases on the way.
UPDATE: SY have offered the following update on their Facebook: "re-mixing a killer sonic youth live set from 1985 for release in 2011."