Monthly Archive for December, 2009


Sonic Youth’s 1998 noise opus ‘Silver Sessions’ is back in print after a lenghty absence.  As Thurston describes in the liner notes: “(we) turned every amp we owned on to 10+ and leaned as many guitars and basses we could plug in against them and they roared/HOWLED like airplanes burning over the pacific” This reissue comes in a handsome mylar reflective jacket.

‘Silver Sessions’ is available on disk and also for direct download from the store. Also now available for download from the store are some EP’s: the SYR series, TV Shit, & Master-Dik.  All are available as DRM-free lossless files. Look for some out-of-print ‘official’ bootlegs to be available as downloads soon.  More groovy stuff coming, we’ll keep you updated.


An acoustic version of the SY classic ‘Star Power’ is now available via download. This version was recorded over the summer in Portland, Oregon between tour dates and was featured in the television program Gossip Girl on October 12.

The song is available for lossless download directly from Sonic Youth via the store with a limited edition hand printed and numbered ‘Star Power’ poster (see below) with metallic silver ink on matte black cover stock. Also available with a ‘Star Power’ T-shirt, or all bundled together. Or simply download the song – a first from

Through iTunes ‘Star Power (Acoustic)’ is available as a single with Antenna (album version) as the flip side.

Star Power Poster