Sonic Youth’s House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice


In celebration of their new album, The Eternal, Sonic Youth will take over L.A.s hottest new record shop. For one day only, on June 9th, Origami Vinyl will become Sonic Youth’s House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice, as dubbed by the band itself. Origami’s wall of featured albums will display selections hand-picked by Thurston, Kim, Lee, Steve and Mark –  ranging from Okkyung Lee to John Lennon – as well as a wide range of Sonic Youth and Sonic Youth related releases. The band has also invited their friends Pocahaunted and Shiloe to play sets at the store. Deathbomb Arc, a local label in Los Angeles that has released some Thurston Moore stuff on vinyl, gave us the following very limited edition goodies to sell in-store:

Gang Wizard / Algebrassiere
split 12″
originally co-released between Deathbomb Arc & Ecstatic Peace
Test pressings packaged in exclusive handmade art by Melissa
From 5:30 till 6:30 on June 9th, Melissa will be in-store to
personalize the art on these for the lucky buyers.

Thurston Moore / Men Who Can’t Love
split 12″
originally released as a part of the Thrash Sabbatical box set by
Deathbomb Arc
Overrun of this record from the box set has been hiding at DBA HQ for
some time.
Now repackaged in exclusive handmade art by Josh Taylor.

Origami has also teamed up with local artist, Seizer, to create a special limited edition silkscreen print of the art attached. The art poster will be limited to 50 copies, hand numbered and signed, available for pre-order the day of the event.

As if that weren’t enough, Two Boots Pizza will create a special “Eternal” pie that resembles the album’s artwork. Slices of this pie will be given away free during the event at Origami. Phil, owner of Two Boots and long-time friend of the band, is excited to be a part of the band’s new release.

The details of the event are:
Sonic Youth’s House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice
Tuesday, June 9th from 5.30pm – 9pm
with live performances by Pocahaunted and Shiloe
Limited edition goodies provided by Deathbomb Arc and Not Not Fun
Free “Eternal” Pizza slices provided by Two Boots
+ other SPECIAL surprises
1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, Ca 90026

Sonic Youth Free Instore @ Apple SoHo

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Sonic Youth will celebrate the release of their new record ‘The Eternal’ by giving a special free live performance Tuesday, June 9th at  at the Apple Store, Soho in NYC

Doors are at 7:30 and the performance is at 9:00. Guest passes are required to attend this event and are available for pickup at 10am Monday June 8th at the Apple Store, SoHo.  One non-transferable pass per person (with photo ID) will be granted on a first come, first served basis.  Please also bring your ID to the event along with your guest pass.

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To all of you devout Sonic Youth/Buy Early Get Now fanatics…

If you have purchased The Eternal early through either a fine indie retailer, one of our online outlets or directly from the Matador store, we MUST implore you to please log in and register your purchase on

We realize that some of you only picked up the record early to score the ever-so-awesome Live LP (ever. so. awesome.) and are not bothering to log in and get your bonus mp3s and early stream of The Eternal. But the reality is, we don’t want to run out of these limited Live LPs and the best way to ensure we don’t is for you to register on the site so that we can keep a real-time log of the amount of LPs we need. 

It only takes a minute and we will never use your registration information to market anything to you.

And to those of your who have already logged in, there is no need to log in again.

Exclusive records AND live music…man, we rule!

Oh how we love thee, dearest Record Store Day. 

As if a Live Pavement LP, a Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard 7″ AND a Sonic Youth/Beck 7″ weren’t enough, we’re spreading the love with some live instore performances.  If you live in or around Memphis or Columbus, be sure to check out Jay Reatard or Times New Viking kicking it RSD style. 

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Jay Reatard Live Instore

Saturday April 18 (known aliases: Record Store Day)

Goner Records 5:30pm

2152 Young Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee 


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Times New Viking Live Instore

Saturday April 18 (known to his friends and loved ones as Record Store Day)

3pm @ Used Kids Records

1980 N. High Street in Columbus Ohio

Fucked Up Live Instore @ Wax Trax

As always, Fucked Up are knocking out as many teeth-rattling, ass-kicking shows as possible on their inevitable path to World Domination.

(big thanks to Reed Bruemmer for this totally rad flier)

Fucked Up Live Instore

3 p.m. Feb. 11 @ Wax Trax Records

620 E. 13th Ave. in Denver

And if you can’t convince your boss that you have to go take care of your girlfriend’s cat — who has anxiety disorders — in order to skip out of work, you can always check out the band’s show later that night at the Larimer Lounge.

(Hey Gerard…So I’ve got this girlfriend…and she’s got this cat………..)

Fucked Up live in-store the Lunchbox

Good records? Check.

Friendly neighborhood indie retail staff? Check.

Sweaty, shirtless hardcore? Check.

If you’re around the Charlotte, NC area this Saturday, 1/24, be sure to stop in the Lunchbox and check out Fucked Up live in-store at 4pm. The band is stopping through during there current U.S. tour to help celebrate Lunchbox’s three year anniversary.

The Lunchbox 1419-A Central Ave. Charlotte

A.C. Newman at Virgin Union Square

Don’t forget, kids…TONIGHT at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, Carl and Co. will be playing an in-store to support Carl’s new LP/CD Get Guilty.

(photo by Daniel Corrigan)

A.C. Newman
Performance and Signing

Tuesday, January 20th
7:00 PM
Virgin Megastore Union Square Cafe
52 East 14th Street

Until then, you can check out the video of “The Changeling (Get Guilty),” the second song from Carl’s DUMBO sessions, posted today on stereogum…..