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The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

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The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate



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Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore Separate

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have separated. The First Couple of indie rock had been married since 1984; they have a 17-year-old daughter, Coco.

A statement from Matador Records says, "Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."

So.... yeah. I no longer believe in true love.

Here are Sonic Youth's upcoming dates:

11-05 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Personal Fest 2011
11-08 Montevideo, Uruguay - Festival Primavera
11-10 Lima, Peru - Explanda Monumental
11-13 Santiago, Chile - Maquinaria Festival
11-14 Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWU Music and Arts Festival
Artists: Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore
Tagged: Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore

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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

As long as Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley are still together...
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

What a world. Who'd have thought the SH edition of this thread would get 20X as many replies?
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

This makes me
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Originally Posted by Luther Heggs View Post
What a world. Who'd have thought the SH edition of this thread would get 20X as many replies?
You realize there's 20X or maybe even 200X more people there right?
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
As long as Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley are still together...
Agreed. Still makes me sad.

Originally Posted by Luther Heggs View Post
What a world. Who'd have thought the SH edition of this thread would get 20X as many replies?
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You realize there's 20X or maybe even 200X more people there right?
Yep. I'd much rather spend all my time here but you can't deny the huge number of music enthusiasts on that forum. Sadly, MusicTalk has been pretty dead here for the last few years.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

This kills me. I've seen Sonic Youth live more than any other band. They are one of my favorites, and Kim and Thurston seemed like the perfect example of a creative/personal partnership that grew and matured with time. Now I can only hope the band stays together, but this has really shaken me up.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

My favorite band. This bums me out.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

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Yep. I'd much rather spend all my time here but you can't deny the huge number of music enthusiasts on that forum. Sadly, MusicTalk has been pretty dead here for the last few years.
You mean you don't want to take dozens of polls comparing Pink Floyd albums or discuss the dynamic range of a Steely Dan limited release SACD from Japan?
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

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You mean you don't want to take dozens of polls comparing Pink Floyd albums or discuss the dynamic range of a Steely Dan limited release SACD from Japan?
Yeah, they're something else over there. I have to admit though it is pretty cool to post something about some no-name band and get 30 responses in the first two hours. The hardest part about that site is a new thread is 4 pages down within hours.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
You mean you don't want to take dozens of polls comparing Pink Floyd albums or discuss the dynamic range of a Steely Dan limited release SACD from Japan?
You forgot the most important thing... THE WAVE FORMS!

Yeah I know what you mean. Great forum, but it gets kinda out of hand sometimes. That said, this news really sucks. If I could picture any couple growing old together, it's these two.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

From Pitchfork, this quote from Lee Ranaldo:

"I'm feeling optimistic about the future no matter what happens at this point. I mean, every band runs its course. We've been together way longer than any of us ever imagined would happen and it's been for the most part an incredibly pleasurable ride. There's still a lot of stuff we're going to continue to do. There's tons and tons of archival projects and things like that that are still going on, so there are so many ways in which we are tied to each other for the future both musically and in other ways."
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Doesn't sound good to me.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Yeah, it's hard to tell either way with that statement.

The archival stuff sounds interesting. Although I have at least one good quality boot from pretty much every tour they have done, it will be interesting to see what they have in the vaults.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Archival = victory lap

It's a shame, they have more good music in them. One of the few long term bands to continue to offer consistently solid albums.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Thurston has a new band called Chelsea Light Moving. Below are a few songs. Sounds pretty awesome:

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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

from pitchfork:

Lee Ranaldo Talks Sonic Youth Archival Projects

Reissues and films in the works


A refreshing thing about hearing Lee Ranaldo describe the saga surrounding Sonic Youth's two recently recovered guitars was his way of talking about the band in the present tense, while their future remains uncertain. "It's still very much the present tense," Ranaldo said. "A lot of stuff is going on at the studio all the time."

As reported earlier this summer, Sonic Youth are currently working through their massive archive of audio and video, digitizing tapes and organizing hours of footage. "A lot of these songs found their full character in the live setting," he said. "It's finally coming to the point where we're able to delve into it and get it together."

Sometime during the next year, the band plans to release a Year Punk Broke-esque film documenting a 1986 U.S. tour in support of EVOL. They'd just signed with SST and were playing venues like CBGB in NYC, the Roxy in L.A., and the Rat in Boston with bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Saccharine Trust. "We happened to have access to a very early 'portable' video system, like a suitcase over your shoulder and a giant camera," Ranaldo said with a laugh. "But we could take it on tour and record gigs and all the hijinks off-stage." A rough cut of the film was made in 1988, which includes live performances and interviews, but it's mostly "languished in that state since."

Sonic Youth recently announced an archival release, Smart Bar -- Chicago 1985, which will be released November 14 via Sonic Youth's own Goofin' Records. Ranaldo said it was recorded "to four-track cassette by some Midwesterners that followed us back then." Drumer Steve Shelley had just joined the band. "It was a pretty pivotal time in the band's history and happened to be a set where we were really ferocious," he said.

The band's previously reported Sister deluxe edition is being held up "mainly because we recently got back our entire back catalogue," he said, "all the pre-Geffen records, before Goo. Technically those records are all out of print right now, available only digitally. We're trying to figure out what to do-- some sort of back catalogue box, or re-releases of each record."
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

Depressingly, Kim opened up recently on Thurston cheating and her getting breast cancer.

sad linky
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

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Depressingly, Kim opened up recently on Thurston cheating and her getting breast cancer.

sad linky
Wow, that was a stellar article.
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Re: The end of Sonic Youth?: Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore separate

New Lee Ranaldo album stream:

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/exclu...night-on-earth

I like it even better than the one released last year, which I thought was quite good.

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