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leaked.
sounds pretty great.
like Rather Ripped, but with thicker sound - which is better!

Zeno, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

Concerned by "thicker sound"description; Rather Ripped sounds wicked?

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 11:03 (twelve years ago) link

Ripped was good, but here it seems that they took the same ideas, and developed a bit further.

Zeno, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 11:08 (twelve years ago) link

ok, i tried...
happy april fools day...

Zeno, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

i wuz fool't. plz leak!

Lowell N. Behold'n, Thursday, 2 April 2009 04:37 (twelve years ago) link

getting better the more i listen

Beatrix Kiddo, Friday, 3 April 2009 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

and sorry, not leaking, this shit's watermarked with my name

Beatrix Kiddo, Friday, 3 April 2009 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

saw this sonic youth doc/concert movie last night, it's awesome and it made me excited for a new album.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 3 April 2009 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

I saw that a few months ago at a sneak preview in Austin, was pretty "meh" for me and I'm a huge fan.

ilxor, Friday, 3 April 2009 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

so what is it? a doc about the band by teenagers, or just a concert movie? both?

tylerw, Friday, 3 April 2009 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

mostly concert movie, with some brief interview snippets between songs and about 10 minutes of bullshitting with the band after the show.

what did you like about it? i'm only a casual fan, so it's not like i've even seen them live before.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 3 April 2009 18:01 (twelve years ago) link

Today i saw a leak around

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 3 April 2009 18:35 (twelve years ago) link

a doc about the band by teenagers

OTM.

ilxor, Saturday, 4 April 2009 05:31 (twelve years ago) link

Granted it was mostly concert footage, but was pretty poorly organized and not very engaging.

ilxor, Saturday, 4 April 2009 06:52 (twelve years ago) link

Strange. There's a leak that is unmistakeably Sonic Youth (it's certainly Kim Gordon singing on a couple of tracks, though the rest could be them just improvising stuff), but it's not the album that's sampled here: .

StanM, Sunday, 5 April 2009 11:56 (twelve years ago) link


Zeno, Monday, 6 April 2009 06:13 (twelve years ago) link

interesting article from Simon Reynolds on the artist as consumer re: The Eternal.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/apr/07/sonic-youth-underground-influences

Dan S, Sunday, 12 April 2009 03:26 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah the idea of Sonic Youth simply putting out generic SY album 1,2,3....no one needs that,surely. Where's the next Goo-esque cool t shirt design going to come from? Massive black marks for '5th member' influence - O'Rourke, Ibold.

Once upon a time Sonic Youth were funny people from New York who had the key to castle irony and sang about people much more famous than themselves. They should put Lung Leg on their next album cover.

Edward Figaro, Sunday, 12 April 2009 03:45 (twelve years ago) link

Good song. I can't get over how short it is.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 April 2009 18:55 (twelve years ago) link

i just keep staring at that Edward Figaro post wondering what to make fun of first

some dude, Monday, 20 April 2009 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

haha, me too

tylerw, Monday, 20 April 2009 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

don't know, it is strange to me the incredibly high standard some people hold this band to, as though at this stage in their close to 30-year career, they should be releasing some kind of game-changing record. For me, a new Sonic Youth record is like a new Neil Young record. Is The Eternal going to be as incredible as their masterpieces? Probably not. Am I going to enjoy the hell out of it? Totally. Because I like Sonic Youth.

tylerw, Monday, 20 April 2009 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

tylerw crazy OTM. In fact, the Neil Young comparison is great for me, in that Sonic Youth has earned a spot like Neil's in my mind - in that I'll buy any new able unheard because I've loved so much of their previous material.

suggest banh mi (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 20 April 2009 19:21 (twelve years ago) link

the quietus crews opinion is now online : here

mark e, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 08:03 (twelve years ago) link

i clicked on that link, read the first paragraph, then remembered why i shldnt click on any quietus links

just sayin, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 08:29 (twelve years ago) link

The song descriptions and lyrics quoted in that article sound astoundingly like Kim Fowley in the 70's. I know they covered him, but sometimes I wonder just how many KF albums they actually have.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 09:22 (twelve years ago) link

John says: They built a monorail linking Idlewild to Manhattan in 2002. An expressway to getting out of your skull. It towered over Gotham but a fatal accident meant it ran pretty much empty for the first few months of 2003. Ride the snake, said fat Jim. No pain, no gain, said Revolting Cocks. What does AirTrain sound like? I don't know. I was always too afraid to get on it. Ride the Claus Dinger highway baby. Kim Gordon sounds deranged. Nights out in Manhattan. A Piet Mondrian grid, seen from the air. Sleek lines. Brake light red. Street light yellow. White Light. White Heat.

Ugh quietus, wtf?

homage is parody gone sour (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 April 2009 15:54 (twelve years ago) link

don't know, it is strange to me the incredibly high standard some people hold this band to, as though at this stage in their close to 30-year career, they should be releasing some kind of game-changing record. For me, a new Sonic Youth record is like a new Neil Young record. Is The Eternal going to be as incredible as their masterpieces? Probably not. Am I going to enjoy the hell out of it? Totally. Because I like Sonic Youth.

Thank you. i'd say Murray Street was a game-changing record. what do people want them to go electronic or something?

Michael B, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

what do people want them to go electronic or something?
^
that would be awesome, i'd love to hear SY's version of trans

6335, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

well, they did cover "Computer Age" ...

tylerw, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 21:47 (twelve years ago) link

I got about one paragraph into that Quietus article and had to stop. Horrifically overwritten.

Chris in Belfast, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

the key to castle irony

Dr. Phil, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

well you could say 'the whitey album' was their dance album

Michael B, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

good tight energy and guitar playing in that song,sounds like something out of Dirty,but Kim Gordon's songs are-as always in the last 20 years or so-too obvious, boring,even annoying.

Zeno, Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

Chris, you got farther in that article than I did!

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:32 (twelve years ago) link

well you could say 'the whitey album' was their dance album

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i always wondered about the creation of that album, whether they were messing with drum machines really heavily or just sampled a bunch of stuff i don't recognize or what

Excuse Me While I Pimp My Al Shipley (some dude), Thursday, 23 April 2009 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

i think it was them messing around with drum machines/loops/etc. Don't know if there's actually much sampled stuff. Could be wrong though.

tylerw, Thursday, 23 April 2009 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

Kim Gordon sounds deranged. Nights out in Manhattan. A Piet Mondrian grid, seen from the air. Sleek lines. Brake light red. Street light yellow. White Light. White Heat.

i will never understand rapturous writing about SY voices.

da croupier, Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

The Eternal according to Sonic Youth:

Sacred Trickster
Out-of-the gate hardcore matinee track with Kim singing salutes to French painter Yves Klein and Western Massachusetts noise artist Noise Nomads.

Anti-Orgasm
Inspired by the story of Berlin 60s model/activist Uschi Obermeier and the gang at Kommune 1. Free love, dominance and submission, and other political states-of-confusion.

Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)
The NYC beat poet Gregory Corso once referred life on Earth as a leaky lifeboat. This tune expounds on this rumination.

Antenna
Melodious ode to fleeting fantasy and unresolved desire with the sound of two analogue radios communicating the emotional action.

What We Know
Charging forth with a riff in reference to Sonics Rendezvous Band, Lee sings a triptych to identity and unity.

Calming the Snake
One of the first tracks written, musical references to the Dead C, the MC5 and Neu. Kim musing on visions of Death in painting.

Poison Arrow
Dedicated to the lust groove of Kevin Ayers where thoughts of love as pretty poison rejoice in surrealist deliverance.

Malibu Gas Station
An ode to the flash moment of the camera as you knowingly step from your SUV sans panties.

Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn
Flashing back to a wishful existence in the original Masque basement on N. Cherokee in Hollywood, crashing through lawns and garbage cans en route to the Canterbury/Disgraceland to jump up and down on beds with Helen Killer, Mary Rat and Trudi.

No Way
First song written for the album, with a nod to The Wipers of Portland, Oregon. A confrontation with the devil in his guise of temptation and staking a distinct place amongst the black legions.

Walkin Blue
Lee with his arm around yr shoulder, getting you through a seemingly impenetrable day of dread to a clear vision towards sweet foreverness.

Massage the History
The long way home, where blood rules the universe and time becomes myth.

Zeno, Friday, 24 April 2009 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

Massage the History
The long way home, where blood rules the universe and time becomes myth.

Funny, that's the way I usually take home too!

"buttz" (Z S), Friday, 24 April 2009 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

The bloody vortex of existence.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:35 (twelve years ago) link

when will this fucker leak already

Zeno, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 11:48 (twelve years ago) link

um

just sayin, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 11:50 (twelve years ago) link

It leaked a few days ago

nate woolls, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

Aye, I had a listen to it this morning.

My post above was meant to have the cover of Disco Inferno's The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea, too. They're very similar.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 12:56 (twelve years ago) link

mostly disappointing.
too straightforward-rock,almost no depth, and the songwriting is kinda weak and banal.
2nd half seems a bit better though.(thunderclap and walking blue are nice)

Zeno, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:05 (twelve years ago) link

Haven't heard a note from this yet, but the prob I have with Sonic Youth (and not quite Neil Young)is that each Sonic Youth album increasingly feels like nothing more than "the next Sonic Youth record." Not really generic, and certainly enjoyable, but not any sort of "next step," either, just missing something compelling. I mean, I've liked the last few Sonic Youth albums fine, but Young, even on his fourth-ish decade of making music, still seems capable of releasing something truly galvanizing or ambitious amidst the missteps. I'm not sure which of the past several Sonic Youth albums I'd consider either of those things. The ones I haven't gotten into haven't been bad, just boring. Maybe my expectations are indeed too high, but, like, yes, the Dead, the Youth seems to be coasting a little, at least in the studio.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

Last time I saw them live was very bad.

Kim consistently writes some of the worst lyrics in music.

Reatards Unite, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 13:51 (twelve years ago) link


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