DOWNLOAD: Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster (MP3)
photos by Lori Baily, words by Andrew Frisicano
Thurston Moore came out with Okkyung Lee, and Ikue More. I was optimistic. Thurston with a circuit bent guitar on his lap with all sorts of homemade attachments. Then a lap top and a Cello. It seemed harmless and intriguing. It wasn't. Explosions of beats, randomized harmonics and bends from the cello mixed with the constant screaming of the guitar played with knives. I took my pictures and then left. I was loosing it. This music was definitely for someone else. I had to catch my breath outside and let my mind calm back down. I was truly affected by what I had seen. So in a since I guess it did it's job. Truly Experiential Sound had been made. I really wouldn't even call it music. Do I have the jurisdiction to say that? [Quiet Color]The pictures in this post are from that show.
Matador has released a new MP3 (above) of song "Sacred Trickster" from Sonic Youth's forthcoming record, The Eternal, due June 9th. Preorders for that disc through Matador's Buy Early Get Now program get a bunch of extras (including an LP of Sonic Youth at Battery Park last July 4th). Matador also reports that SY is confirmed for the "My Bloody Valentine-curated ATP Nightmare Before Christmas...in Minehead [UK] from December 4th - 6th, 2009."
Last week, Sonic Youth performed four unique shows at BAM.
More details on The Eternal preorder plus info on a "secret" Sonic Youth London show, with all photos, below...
Thurston Moore, Okkyung Lee, and the Ikue Mori Trio...
SONIC YOUTH NEWS
As many of you are already aware, we have a Buy Early Get Now campaign running for this release. If you preorder (& pay) for the album at selected indie retailers now, you'll get lots of extra material that won't be available if you wait until June. You get:
- a code to stream the album early, from April 28
- an exclusive live vinyl lp recorded in New York on July 4, 2008 (subject to availability)
- an exclusive poster
- exclusive additional mp3 downloads of outtakes & more live material
- early access to concert tickets in the US (especially if you sign up now)
Check buyearlygetnow.com for more info. (After April 28, you will also be able to preorder online.)
Plus -- SECRET SHOW NEXT WEEK! We are also excited to announce that Sonic Youth will be playing an exclusive show NEXT MONDAY, 27 April, at The Scala, tickets available to purchase online from 10am tomorrow Tuesday 21 April, £25, doors 7.30pm.
US tour dates this summer should be announced very soon. New Yorkers can see the band play at the annual noise fest No Fun on May 16.
Finally, news just in that the band have been confirmed to play at the My Bloody Valentine-curated ATP Nightmare Before Christmas to be held at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead from December 4th - 6th, 2009.[Matador]