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Sonic Youth Will Write New Music This Year

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
June 01, 2011
Sonic Youth are looking to regroup later this year and start writing new material, some of which might be in a new direction for the band. Speaking recently with NME, Thurston Moore said that the band is taking a break because they wanted to regenerate and things had became a little business as usual.

In the meantime, Thurston is out touring around in support of his new Beck-produced album Demolished Thoughts. Later this year, Sonic Youth can refocus on what's next for the band.

“We’ll just gather and see what happens. We made the decision to have a good solid year of not doing too much as a band. We really decided to put the brakes on the juggernaut that was the band. We’d pretty much reached this decision before the gig we played on New Year’s Eve."

STREAM: Thurston Moore - "Demolished Thoughts" (full album)

He went on to say that the Sonic Youth approach was starting to feel formulaic, and hinted that they could be looking for a fresh angle.

"We just wanted to regenerate. I like doing shows like New Year’s Eve where we just play a catalogue of what we do but at the same time I feel [when we do this] that people have decoded us."

“It’s like they know what we’re about, like there isn’t a question mark hanging over the audience any more. Like they’ve figured it out and they appreciate it. That's totally fine and those gigs are totally fine but they’re also a bit business as usual and that kind of turns me off a little bit. So I wanted to back away from that for a while and do other work.”
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