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Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth

Background information
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Noise Rock
Experimental Rock
Years active 1981—present
Label(s) Interscope Records
Matador Records
DGC Records
Homestead Records
SST Records
Enigma Records
Website Website
Thurston Moore
Kim Gordon
Lee Ranaldo
Steve Shelley
Mark Ibold
Former members
Jim Sclavunos
Anne DeMarinis
Richard Edson
Bob Bert
Jim O'Rourke

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Sonic Youth Join Indie Label Matador Records

September 10, 2008
Sonic Youth Join Indie Label Matador RecordsSonic Youth has announced they are leaving major label Geffen Records after two decades for indie label Matador Records.

The band will join the label for one album, which will is due out next year.

Speaking to Billboard about the move, guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore said, “"Matador is a super strong, high-profile label with an indie distribution system that is exactly what a band like us in this current climate needs more than anything."

"It's almost like we were flexing our song muscles to appeal and impress the invisible men at Universal, so maybe now it's kind of matured enough with us where this record will be killer,” he continued.

Sonic Youth will play All Tomorrow’s Parties later this month in Monticello, New York.

(by Victoria Tsigonis)

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