Sonic Youth preps The Eternal for June release

January 14, 2009  |  4:45pm
Sonic Youth is gearing up to release its first album since 2006's Rather Ripped, and once again, the band is going indie. As previously reported, the album, which boasts a tentative June 2009 release date, will find the band joining Ms. Chan Marshall and Stephen Malkmus on indie imprint Matador Records. But now we also know that the record, which is currently in its final recording sessions, has a working title of The Eternal.

Frontman Thurston Moore recently told Rolling Stone the band is looking forward to returning to the indie world again. “It feels great,” he says. “The last four or five records we did were just so compromised by that [major label] situation. But that’s the way it goes.”

The feeling is mutual. In a statement, Matador said, “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.”

As for the record itself, Moore says its "replete with juicy supersonic songs!" Whatever you say, Thurston.

Related links:
News: Thurston Moore solo album set for September
SonicYouth.com
Sonic Youth on MySpace

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