photos by Lori Baily

The Homosexuals

Matador Records helped Sonic Youth celebrate the release of their new record The Eternal with a party at Home Sweet Home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan last Friday. The semi-private show had local bands playing Sonic Youth covers while the actual Sonic Youth was hanging out in the crowd.

Bands included The Antlers, Tiny Masters of Today, Apache Beat, The Homosexuals (backed by members of Fiasco), and "The Goo Believers" (at least that's what I think they called themselves). They were Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine), Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet, Ecstatic Peace label), Matt Krefting (Ecstatic Peace label), Zachary Cale, John Maloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man), and Jaiko Suzuki (Electroputas). You can see Thurston Moore watching them from the sidelines in some of the pictures below...

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Drummer of Awesome Color w/ drummer of Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth Listening Party

Antlers...

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

The Goo Believers...

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

Sonic Youth Listening Party

the Homosexuals...

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals

The Homosexuals