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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sonic Youth Daydream Again

According to the band's website and other sources, Sonic Youth are not only going to be doing 12(!) shows where they'll play Daydream Nation in its entirety, but they will also be re-releasing the classic.

It's a huge mother: 2X CD and 4X LP. Man, a new album last summer, a rarities album at Christmas and now the grand-daddy of re-releases. Either Thurston and Kim have some bills to pay, or SY is on a roll.

Disc 1 features:

-Home demo of "Eric's Trip"
-Remastered tracks of 1988 original

Disc 2 boasts:

-15 live tracks recorded from the Daydream Nation tour
-"Within You, Without You" from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father - an NME-sponsored charity Beatles Tribute album
-"Computer Age" from the critically-acclaimed Neil Young tribute album The Bridge
-"Electricity" from the Captain Beefheart tribute album Fast And Bulbous
-Cover of Mudhoney's "Touch Me, I'm Sick," originally released as a Sub Pop single

Not bad.
And of course, Sonic Youth will be making their second appearance at Coachella this year, representing the old band that never broke up camp.

Just to remind you that Thurston Moore is still cooler than you, here's an interview from SXSW conducted by the incomparable Filter editor Pat McGuire:

x, LA Broad

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