Sonic Youth To Release New Material On Matador in 2009

After rampant speculation, Matador Records can confirm the label will be releasing a new studio album from Sonic Youth sometime in 2009. Having fulfilled their contractual obligations to the Universal Music Group, Sonic Youth recently reached an agreement with Matador to release the band’s 16th album of new material in all worldwide territories, save for Japan.

While Sonic Youth’s status as one of the more innovative and influential bands of the past 30 years needs little explanation, the group’s most recent recordings for Geffen — 2006’s ‘Rather Ripped’ being their final for the label — rank amongst the current decade’s best.

For Matador, the opportunity to work in partnership with a group who’ve made such an profound impact on our roster/hometown/collective consciousness was one to jump at.   Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley will commence recording the new Sonic Youth LP/CD this autumn and we look forward to sharing further details in the very near future.

Please check out for details about their many recent and upcoming pursuits, including the travelling museum exhibition “Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix”, which focusses on the multidisciplinary activities of the band since 1981, and the recently self-released CD “Andre Side Af Sonic Youth”.

37 thoughts on “Sonic Youth To Release New Material On Matador in 2009”

  1. actually, I was gonna lend him a vintage Death Trip films tee, but Patrick declined, citing the suspicious stains.

    Well, that and the fact it was size triple XL.

    B – I respectfully disagree.

  2. Fantastic news! The last 3 SY albums have been amazing, can’t wait for the next. Hopefully they’ll come to Toronto again

  3. i’m psyched that they’re going back to you gerard. they released some of their best stuvff with you at the helm. 🙂

  4. So who gets the Japan rights I wonder? Rumor has it that Jim O’Rourke will get boxes of the new LP to self distrubute not unlike a samuri soldier on a warpath with destiny.

  5. cat power and sonic youth on matador? this is wonderful news, even if i have plenty of respect for geffen.

  6. did u ever see gerards haircut – no doubt – i love the ever teenage cut of gerrard’s. kind of related to thurstons….

  7. I hope to find their cd here in Brazil by the time it will be released. Congratulations to Matador and to SY: Kim, Thurston, Steve and, of course, Lee Ranaldo.

  8. I want to pre-order! Where? and what is the goodie?

    It’s a great idea. I would have just waited for a download otherwise.

  9. where are the posters i asked from you sonic youth guys? remember?
    i sent it to sonik death or was it sonik tooth? oh gerard, whoever you are.
    send me some.

    check out 13th floor elevators search impervious but dulcet video on youtube guys!
    that’s our band influenced by you guys.

    i’m ryan from the philippines,

    my home address is
    104 molave st., monte maria village, davao city, philippines 8000
    [email protected]

  10. This is not the same 13th Floor Elevators from Austin, TX, right?
    How did you guys get away with stealing their name?

    Anyway, can’t wait for the sy album.

  11. I’m pretty nervous to hear ‘The Eternal’. I hope that Sonic Youth will come to Argentina sometime. The first time they came i couldn’t go. So, i hope to hear them live sometime.
    God save Sonic Youth!

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